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Vivien Creegor

Vivien CreegorVivien Creegor started her working life as a Production Assistant in Radio Drama at the BBC, doing studio recordings on plays and readings and abridging books for 'A Book at Bedtime'. That was, though, the first and last non-broadcast job she's ever had in her career!

Vivien rose rapidly through the BBC ranks, initially being offered the opportunity to train as a Radio 4 newsreader which she jumped at. That was more than 25 years ago. She went on from there to be the main female news presenter for BBC Bristol's 'Points West' programme on BBC 1 but was frequently asked by TV Centre to return to London for stints on the network lunchtime news. She also presented 'News Review' on BBC 2. As a complete contrast she was hired by Sports and Events at the BBC to co-present the 'Transit' series, also on BBC 2. This went out 'live' on Friday evenings and highlighted transport and travel leisure activities around the country. She further showed her versatility by co-presenting 'The Small Business Programme' - a 20 part series which, once again, went out on BBC 2.

As a result of her BBC exposure Vivien was headhunted in 1990 by the fledgling Sky News. She became their main evening anchor, a slot she was synonymous with for the next 5 years, especially her crucial high profile presenting role on the 1995 O.J. Simpson trial, covered extensively by Sky. But throughout her 16 years with BskyB Vivien had lengthy stints on all the main news slots including 'Sunrise' which was shown simultaneously on Channel Five. Because of her earlier association with 'A Book at Bedtime', she also fronted 'The Book Programme' on Sky One.

Sky News is seen around the world and Vivien attracted the attention of the United Nations in Geneva, chairing major conferences for The World Health Organisation including one in Beijing, where she introduced Hillary Clinton, Jane Fonda and the late Benazir Bhutto to more than 5,000 delegates. As a direct result of this, she made a documentary about Cambodia which looked at the work of the World Food Programme and MAG (the Mines Advisory Group).

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Off stage she is flexible, listens hard to the brief and absorbs all the information and feedback. On stage she has a lovely tone and manner, the ability to set speakers at ease, yet put them under pressure and creates a real bond with the audience. Iíll be looking for an excuse to use her again as soon as possible!

COUTTS BANK

I would like to thank you most sincerely for the crucial role you played in the Technical Discussions on Women, Health and Development. The skill with which you guided the deliberations of the group discussing morbidity/mortality patterns affecting women of all ages ensured optimal participation from all sectors of the audience. It was a pleasure working with you.

DR ALEYA HAMMAD, SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION, UN GENEVA.

Thank you for your magnificent performance at the PROMAX UK AWARDS, with your co presenter, Trevor McDonald. We were all truly spell bound by your incredible delivery - what brilliant timing you have and what talent.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE - PARADIGM WORLDWIDE LTD

I wish to extend my sincere appreciation, on behalf of the World Health Organisation for your contribution as Moderator for the colloquium and panels, which were conducted during the Women's Health Days and for the many activities that you undertook at The United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Your presence and your contribution were highly valued and will be remembered by us.

Dr HIROSHI NAKAJIMA, DIRECTOR GENERAL, WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION, UN

The passengers all loved your presentations and the staff too, we will definitely book you again as we hear people were queuing in their droves to attend your talks.

OCEAN MAJESTY

Vivien drew inspiration from holocaust victim Anne Frank. Her choice of icon for her speech for our Inspirational Icons for the Millennium was both moving and well told.

WINCHESTER COUNTY COUNCIL

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