Ruth (@ruth5news) joined 5 News in April 2006.
Ruth was previously the entertainment and arts reporter for Liquid News on BBC 3, but she started her career as a news reporter in Manchester in 1998. After that she worked as a video journalist for Channel One in Liverpool.
She can usually be found doing silly things at the end of the programme. Her specialty is vox pops, preferably in Ealing.
When people ask her what she does at 5 News and she tells them she's the 'and finally ' girl, sometimes they look at her pityingly and tell her that one day she might progress to top story. Ruth explains that she couldn't imagine anything worse.