Speaker & Host
Jackie Brambles is a former anchor of ITV’s Loose Women and former GMTV LA correspondent, Jackie is the perfect choice whether it is to host an awards ceremony, facilitate a conference or chair a debate. She is also a super speaker particular on the subject of reinventing oneself. An international broadcast journalist, she was BBC R1’s youngest ever and first female prime time presenter and her 28 year career spans radio and television across two continents on both commercial and BBC networks.
"Jackie, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your work at the Charles Derby 2015 Conference last month in London. The feedback we have had to date has been excellent and you were the one holding everything together. You were funny and engaging throughout, and showed a clear empathy with our industry"
Charles Derby (Financial Services) Group
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Jackie Brambles began her broadcasting career in radio aged 19 at her local radio station “West Sound” in Ayr, Scotland where she grew up. 18 months later Richard Park invited her to join Capital Radio in London and 18 months after that - at the age of 21 - she joined BBC Radio 1 as the first ever female primetime presenter and their youngest presenter ever. She started on Early Breakfast, continued on to join in Simon Mayo's Breakfast Show, moved to Drivetime and spent the final 2 years taking over from Gary Davies to do the Lunchtime Show, introducing "live" sessions to daytime Radio 1 and doubling the listenership from 2 to 4 million. Also during this period, Jackie hosted the iconic Top of the Pops and was a reporter on Going Live.
Jackie relocated to the USA in 1994, where she initially worked as a contributor to BBC Radio before moving into the American media. She joined CBS as the Morning News Anchor for KPIX Radio and as the Weekend News Anchor for KPIX TV News in San Francisco, where she lived for over 5 years. During the initial boom years of Silicon Valley, Jackie also worked as a media consultant to major technology companies such as Intel, Sun Microsystems, Adobe, Sony, Oracle and also the City of San Francisco. In 1999, Jackie moved south to Los Angeles and joined the LA bureau for GMTV as Foreign Correspondent.
During her six years in Hollywood Jackie interviewed the world’s most famous stars multiple times and covered a vast variety of news events, from the red carpet of the Oscars to the rubble of Ground Zero, reporting on 9/11. She also covered many other major news stories including hurricanes, forest fires, earthquakes, mudslides and even volcanic eruptions, not to mention 2 presidential elections.
After 11 years in the USA, she returned to the UK as senior reporter for GMTV during which time she produced, wrote and presented critically acclaimed features from Mozambique on Free Trade and Debt Relief for the G8 summit coverage. Jackie left GMTV in 2006 following the birth of her son and soon after was invited to join Loose Women where she became the lead Anchor, guiding the team to top the ratings and win 3 consecutive TV Quick Awards for Best Daytime Show during her 3 year tenure.
Jackie then took a hiatus from television and travelling to be a full-time Mum to her young children, Stanley and Florence. She subsequently started her own business, BroadStance Media which specializes in media training, video production and PR. When her business and family commitments have allowed, she has made occasional returns to broadcasting including BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio London, Andrew Neil’s political BBC show “This Week” and regular stints as interim host on ITV’s “Lorraine” show.