Samantha is a journalist and broadcaster with more than 20 years at the forefront of the news. She is currently presenting on BBC News,  including the agenda setting “ The Briefing” news and business programme  and Sunday Politics on BBC 1. She also presents on BBC Radio 4 – hosting their ‘One to One’ series and has her own podcast ‘Its a Grown up Life’.

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, general elections, the Queens 90th birthday celebrations and the Royal wedding live from Buckingham Palace.

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 and Qatari Prime Ministers, the regional investment fund forum for the Department of International Trade. She has also moderated and hosted events around the world for companies including Verizon, Sainsbury’s, Deloitte, Hewlett Packard, and Manpower Group.

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

May Newsletter

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:

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:

Samantha recording the 50 Best: Asian Restaurant Awards 2020.

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:

Well that’s if for now. Stay safe and well.

Take Care


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…

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