Eve Pollard

First Lady Of Fleet Street

Eve Pollard OBE is often referred to as ‘The First Lady of Fleet Street’.  She was one of the first female editors of a national newspaper in the UK, editing the Sunday Mirror from 1987-1991 and the Sunday Express from 1991-1994.


In 1985 Eve was launch editor-in-chief of Elle Magazine in the US and edited the Sunday magazine for the News of the World and You Magazine for the Mail on Sunday.


With regard to  her TV career she was the features editor for TV AM and also devised the series Frocks-on-the-Box for TVS and this series ran for two series, twenty six shows in total..  She also appeared as a regular participant in Through the Keyhole.


She has been a guest panellist on Loose Women several times and is regularly seen reviewing the newspapers.


Eve was ITV’s correspondent for the Royal Wedding of William and Catherine in 2011 and was part of the ITV team again in 2012 for the Diamond Jubilee coverage and reported on the birth of the Royal baby.


Eve has been a member of the Competition Commission’s Newspaper Takeover Panel appointed in 1999.  Her publications include Jackie, a biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1971), and four jointly written novels: Splash (1995) Best of Enemies (1996), Double Trouble (1997) and Unfinished Business (1998).


Eve has become increasingly frustrated by the lack of stylish clothes available for older women and has recently launched her own designer range of dresses.


Eve was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.


She has been Vice-Chairman of the women’s health charity Wellbeing of Women since 2003 and is has recently been Chairman of the BBC Radio 4 panel naming the UK’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2013. 

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