Samantha has been a journalist and broadcaster for more than 20 years – she is currently presenting for the BBC where she presents Sunday Politics on BBC One and also presents the the main BBC World News programmes on BBC World News and also the Business programme ‘Work Life’ which is also on the BBC News Channel. She is also presenting on BBC Radio 4 – hosting their ‘One to One’ series.
Samantha presented on Sky News for more than a decade, anchoring coverage of some of the biggest stories of recent years. These included the murder of British MP Jo Cox, the EU referendum live from Gibraltar, several general elections and the terror attacks in Tunisia and Brussels. She also broke the news of the sudden deaths of Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Heath Ledger.
Samantha loves the challenge of handling live breaking news and dealing with the biggest events of the day – interviewing senior politicians, business leaders, celebrities and ordinary people often at the centre of shocking events.
Samantha is now regularly asked to speak at national and international events about her career, juggling work and motherhood and the challenges for women along the way alongside more topical issues including on international politics. Samantha also has a podcast and writes for the national press on parenting and women’s issues.
Samantha Simmonds has a reputation for bringing personality, energy, warmth and humour to corporate and motivational events she hosts or speaks at. Her conference and event hosting includes hosting the launch of Verizon’s 5G lab in London and compering the Qatar-UK business investment forum alongside the British and Qatari Prime Ministers. She has also hosted the regional investment fund forum for the Department of International Trade, the Sainsbury’s Living Well Forum alongside it’s CEO, the Police Federation Conference and Hewlett Packard’s prestigious 100 Club in Barcelona.