Marquis is best known as a former presenter on the BBC’s ‘Reporting Scotland’. Born in Glasgow, Marquis studied Speech and Drama at the Royal Academy of Music and Dance (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). Following her graduation in 1955 she joined Border TV as an onscreen continuity announcer before moving to BBC Scotland. In 1968 she became one of the leading presenters on ‘Reporting Scotland’ and subsequently the main anchor for the next twenty years. In the 1970s Marquis became known across the United Kingdom on ‘Nationwide’. In 1983 she was awarded an MBE and in 2007 she was honoured with an award for ‘Special Contribution to Scottish Broadcasting’ at the Scottish BAFTA Awards.