In the early days of her television career, Lynda spent a brief period as a television announcer with BBC Northern Ireland (c. late-1980s). She went on to become one of the regular presenters of the BBC’s local news programme in Northern Ireland, Inside Ulster.
She later appeared on national screens: as a reporter on Here and Now (1994), presenting alongside Rolf Harris on Animal Hospital (1996) and also filing reports for the Holiday programme.
In 1996, Lynda defected to UTV, where she co-presented the regional news programme, UTV Live, with husband Mike Nesbitt until February 2006, when Mike left the station. Lynda continued as a presenter on the programme until 30th June 2010. Though she was suspended from presenting duties for a time in 2010, after her husband announced that he was standing in the 2010 General Election.
Lynda also presented a networked ITV programme alongside her husband – Sunday Morning (1999 – 2001) – which was produced by Anglia Television. The pair also presented a local home and garden series, Home Sweet Home (2004 – 2006), for UTV.
In 2004, Lynda was an occasional presenter on the ITV News Channel; she also presented on ITV’s London Tonight. From November 2005 to 2008, Lynda presented her own show on Belfast radio station, U105.8.
Video Clips on the Internet
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