is a newsreader
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and television presenter who currently hosts the Reporting Scotland
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news programme on BBC One
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Shearer has previously presented Reporting Scotland live from Wimbledon and T in the Park. Most recently she presented a documentary about Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Scotland and featured in Only An Excuse, a long-running Scottish
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football comedy programme.
Shearer's journalistic career began after graduation in 2003 (BA Hons Journalism – Edinburgh Napier University) when she moved to London to work as a journalist/producer on BBC Radio Five Live's Breakfast programme, as well as the Drive programme, Midday News and Weekend Breakfast show.
Prior to TV news, Shearer's first on-screen presenting job was a online video podcast for BBC Scotland called News Weekly and a radio quiz series for BBC Radio Scotland called Soundbiters.
Before moving to BBC Scotland, Shearer worked in Cardiff for BBC Radio Wales co-presenting the Saturday afternoon Sports programme Sportstime and worked as a producer across their light entertainment/lifestyle/music output.
In the Glasgow newsroom, she worked as a Newsdrive radio producer, studio producer on Scotland Live and read traffic updates on BBC Radio Scotland
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programme, Good Morning Scotland
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before moving to reading BBC Scotland's morning and late evening bulletins
Shearer was born in 1981 in Shotts
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, North Lanarkshire
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.. Her father, Willie Shearer, a social worker is also a freelance photographer.
A keen music fan and regular festival and gig goer, she has linked programmes for BBC Scotland's New Music Zone through the late night to early morning.
Shearer is also an ambassador for the Scottish children's charity, Aberlour, which supports disabled and disadvantaged children.
Previously, Catriona has contributed to Kruger magazine and Gigwise.