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Fiona Cowood

Fiona Cowood has 20 years’ experience working in senior editorial roles at leading national titles including Grazia, Stylist and Cosmopolitan. She has interviewed a diverse range of remarkable people – from victims of sex trafficking in Nepal through to former Foreign Secretaries and national treasures like Tom Jones. It’s a real privilege to have a career that allows her to represent different voices and explore so many issues – from violence against women and girls through to body image, parenting styles, influencer culture and later-life career pivots.

Fiona is passionate about sharing memorable stories that entertain, inform and inspire readers to think differently about their own lives. She has three young daughters, a rescue tortoise called Gary, a podcast addiction and aspirations to be more ‘present’. She enjoys making novelty food creations (but don’t mention last year’s Charcuterie Chalet) and is doing her best to live more sustainably. Her ringtone is the theme from Succession, and she’s not embarrassed about it.

If you have a genuinely remarkable personal story that you would like to share with Saga Exceptional’s readers, please get in touch: Fiona.cowood@saga.co.uk  

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Articles by Fiona Cowood

Rory Stewart

“I’m no longer trying to be Alexander the Great” – Rory Stewart gets real

The politician turned podcaster talks about turning 50, the bruising experience of frontline politics and why he craves solitude

A girl and her grandmother lie on the grass laughing
Real Life

Are you much-needed emergency childcare? 5 ways to be brilliant (and stay smiling)

With the new school year underway, we share some expert tips for coping when those holiday childcare requests roll in

Davina McCall in a pink suit on an orange sofa

7 ways My Mum, Your Dad is nothing like Love Island

Davina McCall talks about ITV’s new dating show, which explores the highs and lows of finding love as a single parent

Rear view of a mum and daughter sitting on a bed, their heads together
Real Life

“I felt redundant” – 6 ways to cope with an empty nest

With the university exodus on the horizon, an expert shares her advice on how to cope with the sadness an empty nest can bring

Review of a couple leaning their heads together and looking out to sea and blue skies
Real Life

“Balancing hope with reality” – what the Alzheimer’s breakthrough really means

People with dementia and their carers react to this week’s news about the new, game-changing dementia drug.

Presenter Carol Kirkwood holding a tabby cat

Carol Kirkwood: “On my day off, I sleep until 3.30am”

Weather presenter and author Carol Kirkwood on finding love, rising above hate on social media and chasing lie-ins.