Katie Derham – Broadcaster, Conference Facilitator and Awards Host.
Katie Derham is a presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Afternoon on 3 and Breakfast programmes. Katie also fronts the coverage of the Proms on BBC 2.
Previously, since 1998, Katie Derham worked at ITN where she had presented London Tonight, the ITV Lunchtime News, the ITV Evening News and the News at Ten.
Katie was voted New TV Talent of the Year in March 1999 at the Television & Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards.
Katie played a key role in ITV’s coverage of the Gulf war conflict, anchoring the ITV Evening News in London as well as several special programmes and open-ended coverage.
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 hosted the ITV Classical Brits for four years, and presented a weekly radio show for Classic FM. She was also a presenter of the Sunday Brunch show on London ‘s LBC.
Katie joined ITN after spending four years with the BBC, where she 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 has a BA(Hons) in Economics from Magdalene College, Cambridge.