Diana Speed Wiki, BBC Radio 4 newsreader Diana Speed Biography
Diana Speed was born in Cornwall and traveled the world with her parents before being sent to boarding school in Kent.
Diana Speed Education
Deciding that she didn’t want to join the Deb’ set, she escaped across the border to Scotland to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Diana Speed Career
After graduating in 1984, Diana worked in Rep, television, and film. Her acting colleagues felt that she had “sold out” when she turned her back on bohemian living with the offer of a job that was to provide a proper salary. She joined Grampian Television as an on-screen announcer and newsreader in 1986. There she met her husband and spent the majority of her time in Aberdeen – pregnant!
After 13 very happy years in Aberdeen – during which time she also wrote for the Aberdeen Press and Journal and gained a teaching qualification – the family moved to London.
Diana joined Radio 4 in 1999, initially as a freelancer, whilst working as an audio describer. She was delighted to be offered a fulltime post in December 2002, describing the post as being the “cream of announcing jobs.”
Diana Speed Personal Life
Diana lives with her husband and three children in suburbia and struggles with the commute and lack of sea air.
Diana Speed BBC Newsreader Tears in Eyes
Diana Speed became choked with emotion during yesterday’s 7 am news on Radio 4’s Today program after hearing an interview with Ken Finlayson, whose wife Kimberley, 52, died on holiday in Bali earlier this month.
Recalling his final moments with his wife, Mr. Finlayson, from Shenley, Hertfordshire, said: ‘She said that she loved me and we exchanged that for a few minutes and looked into one another’s eyes.’
A BBC newsreader fought back tears during a bulletin which featured harrowing details about the final moments of a British woman who died after contracting coronavirus.
Facebook, Facts You Need to Know
- Diana Speed became emotional during 7am news on Radio 4’s Today program
- Prompted by an interview with Ken Finlayson, whose wife Kimberley, 52, had died
- Her husband suggested she may have survived had she been treated by the NHS