Moira Stuart receives CBE at Buckingham Palace ceremony
Former BBC news broadcaster Moira Stuart received the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in a ceremony yesterday at Buckingham Palace.
Ms Stuart is the granddaughter of Bermudian politician and trade unionist EF Gordon.
Born in London, she lived in Bermuda as a child, and made history when she became the first Black woman newsreader on British television in 1981.
From her broadcasting origins as a radio production assistant in the 1970s, Ms Stuart became one of the BBC’s best-known broadcasters, making her a fixture in British homes across decades.
She joined Classic FM in 2019 to become morning newsreader for the station. She was recognised in 2020 with the Harvey Lee award for outstanding contribution to broadcasting by the Broadcasting Press Guild.
Ms Stuart, 73, was awarded the CBE for her services to the media in the New Year’s Honours this January.
She said that her career in public service broadcasting had afforded her the opportunity to “shift barriers, open doors, and change so many stagnant stereotypes”.
Her medal was bestowed the Princess Royal.