Samantha Simmonds is a TV news presenter, anchor, journalist and broadcaster with more than 20 years experience. Currently presenting on the BBC, she covers all the main programmes for BBC World News. These include the agenda-setting ‘The Briefing’ on BBC 1 and ‘Business Live’ on the BBC News Channel. She has also hosted the ‘One to One’ Series on BBC Radio 4 and covers the early breakfast show on BBC Radio London. A popular event host Samantha is an impressive speaker too.
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Samantha has broken some of the biggest stories of recent years. For instance she announced the devastating Sri Lanka bombings, the arrest of Julian Assange and the death of George HW Bush.
Previously she was a main presenter on Sky News for more than a decade. While there Samantha covered stories such as the shocking murder of British MP Jo Cox and the EU referendum. She also covered The Royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Furthermore she was the first British broadcaster to break the news of the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson.
In addition she co hosts a regular podcast for midlife women. Called ‘It’s a Grown Up Life’ it features candid interviews with the likes of Samantha Cameron and Kay Burley. As a result ithas gained a huge following! She also regularly writes for the national press about parenting and issues around women in the workplace.
Furthermore Samantha greatly enjoys hosting and moderating corporate events around the world. Her clients include the likes of Deloitte, HP, Sainsburys, Mont Blanc and the British Government.
Similarly in demand as a speaker her clients include city firms, schools and motivational events. For the most part she shares her experiences of juggling an ambitious career with motherhood. Samantha also cover the challenges faced by women in these situations along the way.