Our Host

We were delighted to welcome Victoria Derbyshire as our host for the OGUK Awards 2019.

Victoria Derbyshire is a BAFTA, RTS and Sony Award-winning journalist and broadcaster.

She joined BBC Radio 5 Live in 1998 as a co-presenter for the breakfast show – a programme which won Sony Gold Awards in 1999 and 2002 – and later took over the morning news programme in 2004. Her work has seen her report on some of the biggest global stories news stories, spanning general elections, World Cups and Olympic Games.

Her contributions to political programmes have included Newsnight, This Week, Watchdog and the BBC News channel, as well as hosting sports chat show SportsTalk on Channel 4 on Saturday mornings.

Her eponymous daily news and current affairs show has been broadcast on BBC 2 and BBC News since 2015. Two years after its launch she won a BAFTA, as well as two RTS awards — for best interview and for presenter of the year.

Her three decades of broadcasting experience and reputation for no-nonsense journalism mean she has a wealth of expertise when it comes to hosting live events – from small conferences to large award ceremonies.