Samantha is a journalist and broadcaster with more than 20 years at the forefront of the news. She is currently presenting on the BBC, covering all the main programmes for BBC World News including the agenda setting “ The Briefing” news and business programme on BBC 1 and Business Live on the BBC News Channel. She also presents on BBC Radio 4 – hosting their ‘One to One’ series.
Samantha 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 live from Gibraltar, 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 has a reputation for bringing personality, energy, warmth and humour to corporate and motivational events she hosts or speaks at. Samantha’s conference hosting includes comparing the Qatar-UK business investment forum alongside the British Prime Minister Theresa May and Qatari Prime Minister. She has also hosted the regional investment fund forum for the Department of International Trade alongside Secretary of State Dr Liam Fox, the Sainsbury’s Living Well Forum alongside it’s CEO Mike Coupe, the Police Federation Conference and Hewlett Packards prestigious 100 Club in Barcelona alongside its CEO Meg Whitman.
Samantha Simmonds’ showreel
What people are saying about Samantha…
Thanks so much for your help and being so spontaneous… You were great!
We loved working with Samantha. She was highly professional, easy to work with, had great energy and is a very natural presenter. Would highly recommend her.
Thank you for doing such a fabulous job. Your professionalism and hard work were noted by all for which we are very grateful
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My kids need an outlet for their seemingly in-exhaustive supply of energy! I know many parents feel the same. In Winter it often feels like we’re couped up all weekend with the boys especially having no way to vent their exuberance – which is why we bundle them out to the park or to play football with their teams when they can. But as Darcey Bussell told me-schools really do need to be doing more to make sure our kids our active and healthy. read more…
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…