September is World Alzheimer’s Month and with this in mind we have chosen Fiona Phillips as our Inspirational Diversity Champion of the Month.
Fiona is a Broadcaster, TV presenter and newspaper columnist whose career in journalism started as a reporter for local radio, before moving to television with local BBC news and Sky news.
She joined GMTV in 1993 initially as the entertainment correspondent based in Los Angeles before becoming the main presenters of the show in 1997. Fiona left the show after 12 years to spend more time with her children and care for her father.
Both Fiona’s parents were diagnosed with dementia. Fiona’s mother, Amy, had Alzheimer’s until her death in May 2006 and her father, Phillip, who was diagnosed with the disease shortly afterwards, died in February 2012.
Fiona is a passionate campaigner and ambassador for a number of national charities including, particularly, The Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Fiona’s latest TV show is Shop Smart: Save Money on Channel Five a show which offers guidance on finding great deals and offers, with tips, tricks and challenges to make sure shoppers are getting the best value for money.
To find out more about World Alzheimer’s Month see here
To follow Fiona on Twitter see here https://twitter.com/realmissfiona