Annette Mackenzie and Carrie Gracie at the BBC World Service.
|Education||University of Edinburgh
University of Oxford
|Occupation||Television producer, Newsreader|
|Notable credit(s)||BBC World Service
BBC News 24
"Reporters (BBC News programme),
|Children||Daughter and son|
Gracie's father was a Scottish oil executive; Gracie was born while he was on assignment in Bahrain. She was educated in Aberdeenshire and Glasgow. She studied at University of Edinburgh, before leaving to run her own restaurant for a year. She then graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
BBC career 
Gracie joined the BBC World Service in 1987 as a trainee producer, working in many areas at the headquarters in London as well as on assignment, including African, Chinese and Asia-Pacific regions. She became a correspondent for BBC World Service and then for domestic radio and television in Beijing in 1991. Gracie moved back to the UK in 1999 as a presenter on BBC News and on World Service. Since January 2008 she has been the main morning presenter on BBC News each Tuesday to Friday alongside Simon McCoy, previously her co-presenter on Fridays. She is also a presenter for the BBC World Service programme "The Interview".
Highlights of her career include covering the death of Deng Xiaoping and the handover of Hong Kong in 1997. More recently, Gracie took part in the BBC's coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, as a co-commentator during the opening and closing ceremonies. In October 2008, she was presented with the inaugural Nick Clarke Award for her interview with BBC journalist Alan Johnston, who was kidnapped by the Palestinian Army of Islam in 2007.
Gracie also appeared in the This World strand of programming. She presented a programme entitled "The Fastest Changing Place on Earth". This followed three villagers in China over six years as they became subject to an urbanisation scheme by the Chinese government. The programme was broadcast on 5 March 2012.
Personal life 
- BBC News | Correspondent Biographies | Carrie Gracie, June 14, 1998
- BBC Newswatch profile
- Dowell, Ben (13 October 2008). "Carrie Gracie wins first Nick Clarke Award". guardian.co.uk (Guardian News and Media). Retrieved on 12 May 2009.
- Back to school... in China, From Our Own Correspondent, BBC, 29 July 2006
- BBC newsreader Carrie Gracie returns after cancer treatment
- Carrie Gracie at the Internet Movie Database
- Gracie talks to the BBC World Service about her Chinese family