Samantha Simmonds – Keynote Speaker

Broadcaster and Journalist

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Specialist Subjects

  • Moderator
  • Worlds News
  • Media and Journalism
  • Work/life balance
  • Current affairs
  • Female Empowerment


  • English


Samantha Simmonds is a journalist and broadcaster with more than 20 years at the forefront of the news. She is currently presenting on BBC News, including the agenda setting “ The Briefing” news and business programme and Sunday Politics on BBC 1. She also presents on BBC Radio 4 – hosting their ‘One to One’ series and has her own podcast ‘Its a Grown up Life’.

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, general elections, the Queens 90th birthday celebrations and the Royal wedding live from Buckingham Palace.

Samantha has a reputation for bringing personality, energy, warmth and humour to corporate and motivational events she hosts or speaks at. Samantha’s conference hosting includes comparing the Qatar-UK business investment forum alongside the British and Qatari Prime Ministers, the regional investment fund forum for the Department of International Trade. Samantha Simmonds has also moderated and hosted events around the world for companies including Verizon, Sainsbury’s, Deloitte, Hewlett Packard, and Manpower Group.

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