Eamonn, Dermot, Annita, Gordon, Gloria, Maxine . . . all the best presenters come from Northern Ireland. And the best of the best come from here in sunny Bangor.
My real interest in television news presentation started (morbidly enough) at the age of 12 on the night of Diana's death. I vividly remember Maxine's role that night and have admired her consumate professionalism ever since.
She did a nice interview with Conor Bradford on Radio Ulster's Evening Extra shortly after her last sign-off. It's at about 54:40 for those who would like a listen . . .
BBC SPORT. THE OLYMPIC BROADCASTER.