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.
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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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I hope this newsletter finds you well. These are uncertain and unsettling times for us all. As a BBC news presenter and therefore classed as an ‘ essential worker’ I have continued to go into BBC Broadcasting House to present BBC World News. Social distancing measures have meant a lot of changes in the newsroom and have put Sunday Politics London on hold for the time being – but we’re all working hard to make sure that despite this, our audiences are getting the news they need. Because of social distancing presenters are now having to do our own make up – you can see the results below!
Many of us are wondering what life will be like after the cornovirus pandemic. I discussed ‘The true cost of the pandemic’ when I hosted a webinar interviewing former Finnish Prime Minster & recent Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Alexander Stubb in which he gave fascinating insights into the personal, national and international impact of Covid-19. Watch here: https://lnkd.in/ePa7iHa
As cornovirus swept the globe many live awards and events sadly had to be cancelled. One of those was ‘Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’. So the organisers improvised and I co-hosted the results in a studio instead. You can watch them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAqA3GBgCqE
As many of you know I have a podcast ‘It’s a Grown Up Life’. My co host and I have recorded a ‘Women in Lockdown’ episode discussing the highs and lows of lockdown. You can listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/1-series-2-ep1-women-in-lockdown-lauren-samantha-talk/id1397561584?i=1000470554620
Well that’s if for now. Stay safe and well.
I hope this update finds you well. It’s been such a busy start to the year with so much going on!
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…
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…