Helen Fospero Penny Bird

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Helen has presented for ITV, Channel 5 and Sky and appears on BBC One’s Watchdog and The One Show.


Helen Fospero is a broadcaster, presenter and reporter who has worked on news and entertainment programmes on Sky, ITV and Channel Five. A regular reporter on BBC One’s Watchdog and The One Show, she has also hosted GMTV and Lorraine for ITV.

Helen’s television career began with the birth of Sky News. She was one of the first journalists to be recruited and was Home News Editor when the channel launched. She went on to become news editor, reporter and presenter of Sunrise and Live at Five.

An exclusive interview with Paul McCartney led to Helen being poached by ITV for the new role of US Correspondent. She interviewed dozens of celebrities and covered the Oscars live from LA for three years running. She also covered the presidential elections and was one of the only British journalists to witness and report on the attack on the World Trade Centre.

Helen has also hosted the regional current affairs magazine, Look North and has been a regular in Countdown’s Dictionary Corner.


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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

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We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


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