Samantha is an award winning broadcaster, influential blogger, corporate host and motivational speaker.
Samantha has been a journalist and broadcaster for more than 20 years – she is currently presenting on BBC World News.
She presented on Sky News for more than a decade anchoring coverage of some of the biggest stories of recent years. These included the murder of British MP Jo Cox, the EU referendum, several general elections and the terror attacks in Tunisia and Brussels. She also broke the news of the sudden deaths of Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Heath Ledger.
Samantha regularly speaks at City firms, schools and motivational events about a range of subjects including her career, juggling work and motherhood, fake news and the EU referendum / Brexit.
Samantha’s lively and engaging presentation skills make her a very popular choice for hosting corporate events and awards ceremonies. Samantha has hosted conferences for the Government alongside the Prime Minister Theresa May and Secretary of State Liam Fox, Sainsbury’s, Hewlett Packard, Deloitte and the Police Federation.
Her blog about parenting and issues around women in the work place has gained a huge following. She often writes for the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Mirror and the Huffington Post.
Samantha is passionate about her charity commitments and supports various causes by regularly hosting fund raising events. She has interviewed various high profile individuals including Martin Lewis – Money Saving Expert, Ross Kemp, Ed Balls and Ocado CEO Tim Steiner. She is also a mentor for under privileged teenagers interested in a career in the media.
Samantha was the recipient the 2017 international All Ladies League Women of Excellence award presented in the House of Lords by Baroness Hussein-Ece and Baroness Jenkins.
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Latest from my blog
A woman making a speech at her own wedding…is this really front page news? Ok so this woman – Meghan Markle –
happens to be marrying into the Royal Family – and her fiancée is the 5th in the line to the throne- for the next few months at least at which point he will hopefully be bumped into 6th with the arrival of his new niece or nephew. But really isn’t the idea of the little woman sitting meekly by while her newly acquired husband and his best man shower praise on the beautiful bride – outdated, outmoded and frankly absurd?
What will my 8 year old son think of being told to sit on the floor and breath slowly – focusing on the breath – taking care to think about what his toes and legs and arms feel like? Will he giggle and feel silly? Probably the first and second time he does it. But then you never know – it might actually start working. When he feels anxious or stressed maybe he’ll be able to use these techniques to help him feel happier and calmer. read more…
Three small children and a skiing trip – it’s not quite the recipe for a relaxing family getaway, is it?
My husband Philip and I learned to ski as teenagers and always wished we had started when we were younger, because we were awestruck by the fearlessness of tiny daredevils whizzing by on the slopes. read more…