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

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…

Good Luck Kate – 3 is a handful!

Last night, I tried as usual to put my three children to bed.

First, I told my oldest Rafael to read while I settled the two youngest into their beds but he quickly got bored and crashed into his sister’s room, whining at me for taking so long before starting a play fight with his brother on the landing.

My husband Phill managed to whisk Rafael away before any damage was done but then Zevi and Zeabella started arguing about who mummy should read a story to first.

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Why Darcey Is Right – Our Kids Need More Exercise!

JW3 Gala Dinner (C) Blake Ezra Photography Ltd.

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…

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