Sunday October 21, 2018

katie derham

journalist and broadcaster 


Katie Derham co-presents the ITV Lunchtime News with Alastair Stewart and is also co-presenter of ITV’s London Tonight. Katie was an arts correspondent for ITN before becoming the youngest-ever newsreader on British national television at just 27. For ITV’s Election 2001 programme, Katie reported from constituencies up and down the country. Other stories that Katie has worked on include reporting on the Queen’s Jubilee from the Mall; Edward and Sophie’s wedding; Millennium night at the Dome in Greenwich, as well as reporting on the Oscars and Baftas every year for ITV News. She also presented the open-ended coverage for ITV News on the night the US started their bombing offensive in Kabul in Afghanistan.

Katie has a BA(Hons) in Economics from Magdalene College, Cambridge and started her journalistic career as a researcher on Radio 4’s Moneybox. In 1995 she won the Bradford and Bingley Best Personal Finance Broadcaster Award for her work as a presenter on Radio 5 Live’s Moneycheck programme. She also edited Radio 4’s Financial World Tonight programme.
She moved across to BBC television in 1996 as a consumer affairs correspondent and subsequently became a reporter for Film ‘96 and Film ‘97, interviewing many of the top names of American and UK cinema.

Katie was voted New TV Talent of the Year in March 1999 at the Television & Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards.

Katie has hosted the ITV Classical Brits a number of times, in a star-studded ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall, and she presents a weekly radio show for Classic FM. Katie enjoys listening to classical music, playing the piano and watching films. Katie recently took part in the BBC1 programme Maestro!, where she was mentored by conductor Matthew Rowe as she learnt how to master the art of conducting a live orchestra. Her favourite piece of music is Rhapsody in Blue and her favourite composer is Mozart.
Katie is married to restaurateur John Vincent and they live with their two children in West London.