After her home was damaged by floodwater, an ITV news reporter had to flee.
Mary Nightingale of The Evening News has shared her story about the terrifying experience that saw her, her husband Paul Fenwick, and their children Molly, 19 and Joe, forced out their family home.
The 58-year old explained to Radio Times how her family is currently living in temporary accommodation while repairs are made to their London home.
Mary answered a question about the view from her sofa and said that her surroundings had changed significantly in recent years.
She told the Radio Times: “We’re not in our West London home at the moment, because it flooded last summer.”
She continued: “We’ve moved out while it’s repaired and the damage is sorted out.
“So right now we’re in a flat with an incredible view, as far as the Shard and the London Eye one way, and Wembley Stadium on the other.”
Mary’s journalism career began with writing and presenting roles on TV Tokyo’s World Business Satellite.
After that, she was able to fulfill both roles for BBC World’s World Business Report before moving on to Reuters Financial Television in 1994.
She made her debut on ITV in 1999 with the flagship holiday program Wish You Were Here .
The mother-of-two began presenting ITV’s Evening News in 2001. She also spoke out about the challenges of covering the grueling stories.
She said: “I do feel like crying sometimes but I don’t think it’s helpful.”
Mary broke the news about Queen Elizabeth’s death in 2002.
She has also presented Holidays Undercover, The Girl Who Would Be Queen, Diana – A Service of Thanksgiving, Britain’s Best Dish and William & Kate: The South Seas Tour all for ITV.
Mary was announced by the channel as the sole presenter for the Evening News in December 2016. She will start in January 2017.
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