BBC Scotland presenter Sally Magnusson to speak at Journalism Skills Conference

Sally Magnusson, presenter of BBC Scotland’s flagship current affairs programme Reporting Scotland, will speak after the dinner at the Journalism Skills Conference 2009.

Sally joins the line up of speakers at the skills conference which is taking place at BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay headquarters tomorrow and Hampden Park on Friday.

NCTJ-trained Sally began her career as a journalist on The Scotsman and then the Sunday Standard.

She joined BBC Scotland to present current affairs programmes and went on to present Sixty Minutes, the BBC's successor to Nationwide, for network television.

In October 1986 she joined BBC One's Breakfast Time, later Breakfast News, as one of the main presenters and stayed with the programme until moving back to her native Glasgow in the mid-nineties.

In 1996 she won a Scottish Bafta for her commentary on the BBC's Dunblane: A Community Remembers, and in 1998 was awarded a Royal Television Society award for her exclusive television interview with Earl Spencer, Diana: My Sister the Princess.

As a reporter Sally has covered the General Elections in 1997, 2001 and 2005, the funeral of Princess Diana and the opening of the new Scottish Parliament.

Sally has presented programmes on Radio 2, Radio 4 and Radio Scotland, and is the author of books including The Flying Scotsman, Clemo, Family Life, Glorious Things and Dreaming of Iceland.