Katie Derham

Katie Derham

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News & Music Presenter

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Synopsis

The ex-ITV News anchor and dance enthusiast hosts classical concerts on TV & radio, and presents a podcast: Just the Tonic.

Biography

Katie Derham hosts arts programming for the BBC, particularly coverage of the Proms for Radios 2, 3 and 4. She was formerly senior anchor on ITV News, and co-presenter of London Tonight. She is also a seasoned media and arts correspondent, has her own show on Radio 3 and has regularly hosted the Classical Brit Awards at the Royal Albert Hall.

Katie started as a researcher on Radio 4's Moneybox. She won an award for personal finance broadcasting on Five Live's Moneycheck, and went on to edit The Financial World Tonight before moving into television as a consumer affairs correspondent.

At ITV Katie continued her media and arts brief before promotion to become the youngest newscaster on British network television presenting all the channels main news programmes. She then returned to the BBC with programmes on Radio 3, Afternoon on 3 and Breakfast, and on Radio 4 with Traveller's Tree.

As well as proving a hit on the Strictly dancefloor, Katie has also learned to conduct orchestral, choral and operatic music for the BBC2 show Maestro and re-learned to play the violin for First Love. Partnered with The People's Orchestra, she hosts the Just the Tonic podcast, exploring the power of music and arts within communities.

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