Anna Ford - First Female Newsreader on ITN - 40th Anniversary Thimble

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Former BBC presenter Anna Ford, became the first female newsreader to join Independent Television News on 13 February 1978. The appointment came after a turbulent week in which Miss Ford has been faced with legal action by her former employers at the BBC. When ITN confirmed that the 34-year-old would be joining them, the BBC opposed the move on the grounds that she would be in breach of her contract, but they eventually released Miss Ford from her one-year agreement, which still had 10 months to run, following a legal battle behind the scenes. Ford made her debut on ITN's News at One programme on 9 March.

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Former BBC presenter Anna Ford, became the first female newsreader to join Independent Television News on 13 February 1978. The appointment came after a turbulent week in which Miss Ford has been faced with legal action by her former employers at the BBC. When ITN confirmed that the 34-year-old would be joining them, the BBC opposed the move on the grounds that she would be in breach of her contract, but they eventually released Miss Ford from her one-year agreement, which still had 10 months to run, following a legal battle behind the scenes. Ford made her debut on ITN's News at One programme on 9 March.