The multiple Sony Award-winning presenter tackles topical issues for 5 Live, presents news bulletins, and fronted her own BBC2 show mixing journalism, debate and interviews.


Biography

Radio 5 Live’s Sony Award-winning presenter Victoria Derbyshire interviews the names behind the day’s news, sometimes making the headlines herself. She also expertly fields listeners’ calls, with natural warmth and a firm grasp of the story. She's also a regular host of BBC News bulletins and fronted her own eponymous BBC2 show mixing investigative journalism, debate, news and interviews.

After stints in local radio in Coventry and Manchester, Victoria was invited to co-present the network breakfast show - first with Julian Worricker and then Nicky Campbell. She has gone on to build a reputation for no-nonsense journalism both on radio and television, with credits from Watchdog and a series for BBC News Channel to The Apprentice - You’re Fired! The Bolton Wanderers’ fan is also a seasoned sports news reporter, covering two World Cups and the Olympic Games, and was a contestant on the twentieth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.

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

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Speakers
Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.

Location

JLA, 14 Berners Street, London

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

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Speakers
Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, 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.

Location

Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH

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