Katie Derham: Biography highlights
Katie Derham is one of the UK’s leading broadcasters. She spent 15 years of her broadcasting career in news and current affairs, first at the BBC and then as ITV News’ youngest ever newsreader, where her role as anchor meant she covered everything from elections to royal weddings and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Since 2010 she has been the face of the BBC Proms and a regular presenter on Radio 3, where she can be heard every weekday on Afternoon on 3.
She also fronts music and arts documentaries both on television and radio. In September 2015 her professional life took a different and decidedly glittery direction when she took part in Strictly Come Dancing, reaching the final.
2015 also saw the launch of Peanut and Crumb, a production and media strategy company which Katie set up with the BAFTA nominated producer and director Jane Gerber.
Katie read economics at Magdalene College, Cambridge, graduating with a BA (Hons). Katie is much in demand as a host of conferences and award ceremonies; her economics degree and early career as a business journalist makes her particularly popular in the business and finance worlds.
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I have booked Katie Derham to host awards for several high-profile property events. On each event, she has worked above and beyond what was expected of her as a host and has been an enormous help to the event team and clients. Added to this, she has a great presenting style, brightens up the stage with her presence and audiences love her.'
'Katie was absolutely fantastic and brought the whole event Conference & Evening together she really fits in so well with all our people, so natural. An absolute pleasure having her work with us.'