June Sarpong MBE

June Sarpong MBE

Presenter & Campaigner

Synopsis

With a remarkable breadth of presenting credits, from T4 to talk shows, game shows to documentaries, June combines her broadcasting work with social and political causes. A Prince’s Trust ambassador, she is the co-founder of the WIE Network (Women:Inspiration & Enterprise and was a board member of Stronger IN, the official campaign of the remain side of the UK/EU referendum.

Biography

June Sarpong has a remarkable breadth of presenting credits, from T4 to talk shows, from dating and game shows to a documentary on poverty in Africa. She is also a Prince’s Trust ambassador and regular host of the MOBO Awards and a presenter on Sky Arts.

After starting out at Kiss FM, June’s television break came on MTV’s Dance Floor Chart. She went on to present Select with Richard Blackwood, Your Face or Mine with Jimmy Carr, Dirty Laundry and Five Go Dating. She also hosted live events from Make Poverty History and Live Earth events, to the UK celebrations for Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday.

For T4 June travelled with Tony Blair in the lead-up to his final election, pushing him on issues raised by teenage viewers. Since then she has spent a year in America, and returned to share her observations on US politics on Question Time and This Week.

A campaigner as well as a broadcaster, June is the co-founder of the WIE Network (Women:Inspiration & Enterprise) and of the DNA (Decide Now Act) Summit, and was a board member of Stronger IN, the official campaign of the remain side of the UK/EU referendum. She is a regular on Sky’s debate show The Pledge, and is the author of Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration and The Power of Women - Why Feminism Works for Everyone.

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