Anne Hegerty was born in London on 14 July 1958. She studied journalism at the University of Edinburgh. She started her journalistic career in the 1980s as a reporter and feature writer at the South Wales Argus in Newport, before moving to Manchester. Anne Hegerty is one of the chasers on the ITV game show The Chase, alongside Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace, Paul Sinha, Jenny Ryan and Darragh Ennis. As well as being in the British version, she is also a chaser on the Australian version of the show on the Seven Network with fellow British chaser Labbett. Anne Hegerty has made appearances on a number of other quiz shows, including Mastermind, Fifteen to One, Today’s the Day, Are You an Egghead? and Brain of Britain. As of October 2016, she was ranked 55th (and second among women) in the World Quizzing Championships.