Nan Winton

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Nancy Wigginton (1925 – 11 May 2019), better known as Nan Winton, was a British broadcaster. She is best known for being the first female newsreader on BBC television. After her first news broadcaster on 20 June 1960, she worked for ITV. She was also a regular panellist on the radio panel game Treble Chance.

Winton was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire. She was married to actor Charles Stapley from 1948 to 1962. The couple had two children. On 11 May 2019, Winton died from congestive heart failure and hypertension after having a fall at her home in Dorchester, Dorset.[1] She was 93.[2]

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  1. Shepherd, Jack (21 May 2019). "Nan Winton death: BBC's first female newsreader dies aged 93". The Independent. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  2. "Nan Winton: First woman to read BBC TV news dies". BBC News. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 22 May 2019.