Gillian joined the BBC in LONDON in February 1998 as a reporter/presenter and then promptly announced she'd be off on maternity leave.
Growing as she did on screen, and boy did she grow, she claims to have been bankrupted by having to buy outsize jackets.
She returned to the newsroom at Christmas 1998.
Gillian started her career in Manchester on the BBC's regional news programme. She moved on to be a reporter and then producer at Radio Merseyside in Liverpool and was one of the first reporters on the Bulger murder case.
With years in Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool under her belt she's proud to have shed her North of Watford ignorance.
On her return to London, Gillian became hip and happening, joining Radio 1 as reporter/newsreader.
She was expecting to hit the clubs and live life on the brink but was rather let down as she was the youngest in the newsroom.
She's reported for the BBC's Black Britain programme, the One and Six O'clock News Breakfast News, Newsnight and Holiday (the only time in her life that she actually purchased a bikini).
She also presented a Sunday morning reflective news show on BBC LONDON 94.9FM.
Gillian lives in north west London with her two daughters and husband. She loves travelling but thinks her BBC assignment to Suriname in South America where she slept in the jungle with bats and rats for company was probably the last of its kind.
A lie in with the newspapers, husband and two daughters (need a bigger bed really). Then lunch somewhere that's child friendly. Then ditch the kids but spend all evening talking about them.
Dinner and dance with my husband.
My mum, if I say anybody else she'll be offended
Who would you share a trip in the Millennium Wheel with?
My husband obviously but I think we'd both like to have a peak at Michael Jackson and see what he thinks of congestion charging.
What do you least like?
What's wrong with the capital?
Too expensive and not hot enough.