Originally from New Jersey, Amy Lamé is a broadcaster, writer, presenter and speaker with a long and successful track record as a leader and collaborator in the cultural and creative industries.
She presents the weekend early breakfast show on BBC Radio 6 Music from 6-8am with a heady mix of the best handpicked new music and classic indie tunes. It’s Amy’s latest radio show in her 25 year career as a broadcaster across BBC stations.
A leading figure in the LGBTQ+ community, Amy co-founded the Olivier award-winning queer arts company and club night Duckie in 1995 and went on to host the event every Saturday at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern for over 25 years. She has written, performed and toured four incredible one-woman shows across the globe.
Over on the TV, Amy’s presenting career kick-started with BBC Two’s ground-breaking magazine show Gaytime TV. She went on to have a diverse career encompassing shows like Loose Women, Celebrity Fit Club, Sunday Politics and Channel 4 News.
She made waves with her first book in 2017, From Prejudice to Pride: A History of the LGBTQ+ Movement, the first ever LGBTQ+ history book for young people, which garnered many nominations including the 2018 ALCS Educational Writers’ Award.
As a well-known and respected advocate for life and culture at night, Amy served as Mayoress of Camden from 2010-2011 highlighting the history and traditions of live music and nightlife in the borough. In 2016, she became the UK’s – and London’s – first ever Night Czar, appointed by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, to help London thrive at night. Amy has been a proud Londoner for 32 years.