Ali started her broadcasting career with BBC Radio Bristol on the early morning slot when she joined the BBC in 1987. Apart from a few spells working away in other parts of the BBC, she has worked on Radio Bristol and TV's Points West as a reporter and presenter ever since. She describes it as her dream job, even though presenting Saturday Breakfast every week demands a 0345 alarm call. She must love it - she's been presenting the Saturday news and magazine breakfast show on the station since 1997! Is this a record for the UK's longest Saturday presenter?! She says she never tires of hearing people's stories and sharing those lives with the listeners.