Katie Derham



Katie Derham is one of the most recognisable voices on BBC Radio 3, where she presents the stations flagship programme In Tune. She is the face of BBC Proms, anchoring the coverage from the Royal Albert Hall since 2010. Katie also presents a wide range of arts and music documentaries on BBC TV and Radio and on Sky Arts.

Further Radio 3 credits include Sound of Dance on Saturday afternoons where she explored the relationship between music and dance and Afternoons on 3.

She also fronts television and music documentaries including The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Nova and the Beach for the BBC which saw her travelling to Rio de Janeiro, where her father was born, to explore the story behind Brazil’s most famous and enduring song. She was the host of All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge for BBC4 and Fine Tuned, two specials for Sky Arts with Alexander Armstrong.

After reading Economics at Magdalene College Cambridge, Katie spent the first 15 years of her broadcasting career in news and current affairs, first at the BBC then joining ITN as the Media and Arts Editor for ITV News. Katie was ITV’s youngest ever newsreader on British National Television, where her role as anchor meant she covered everything from elections to royal weddings and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

In 2015 Katie’s career took a decidedly glittery direction when she took part in Strictly Come Dancing reaching the final. In 2017 she was crowned Strictly’s Christmas Champion.


"Please thank Katie for doing such an excellent job of moderating the SMMT Summit on Tuesday. It was a pleasure working with her and she did a great job of navigating a myriad of different topics in an interesting way while staying perfectly on time. We have had very good feedback about the event from our members and our senior management team, so please do convey our gratitude to her." 

Society of Motor Manufacturers, June 2022

"Katie was absolutely fantastic and brought the whole event Conference & Evening together she really fits in so well with all our people, so natural.  An absolute pleasure having her work with us."  
Suzuki Conference - December 2013
"Our client, Suzuki, was absolutely thrilled with the effort she put in, her professionalism but also the fact that she made such an effort to become part of the team. The overall response to the event from both senior management at Suzuki and dealers was that it was the best Suzuki conference they have ever attended thanks in large part to Katie doing such a great job throughout the two days."  
Praise for Katie from NOAH - December 2011

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