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’ TV Showreel

Samantha Simmonds’ Speaker Showreel

What people are saying about Samantha…

Thanks so much for your help and being so spontaneous… You were great!

Mont Blanc

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


Latest from my blog

February Newsletter

I hope this update finds you well. It’s been such a busy start to the year with so much going on!

Presenting Sunday Politics on BBC 1


First of all I wanted to share that I am now a regular presenter on BBC 1 Sunday politics. This is such a great programme to be a part of. With so much going on in London, not least the upcoming Mayoral elections, I’m looking forward to keeping our viewers up to date and informed! If you ever miss an episode you can catch it again on BBC i player. read more…

January Newsletter

Happy New Year! I hope this email finds you well and that you had a restful and fun Christmas break.

2018 really went out with a bang! I had such fun interviewing Rob Rinder aka Judge Rinder for the JW3 Gala dinner, discussing his journey from barrister to TV reality star and his recent appearance on the BBC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are’. I also had the pleasure of chatting to Barry Humphries / Dame Edna Everage – at 84 years old – as funny, witty and charming as ever!  read more…

November Newsletter

Hosting the EBF Conference in Groningen

I really enjoyed my first visit to the beautiful city of Groningen in the Netherlands, to host the EBF conference for the University of Groningen. read more…

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