Katie Derham

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"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 a friendly, engaging and warm host for our In Conversation with Nicky Spence as part of the 2024 ISM Members’ Day. She is a consummate professional and it was a pleasure to work with her" - Independent Society of Musicians, April 2024


"Please can you pass on a huge thank you to Katie for shepherding us so smoothly through a myriad of content. It is a pleasure working with her and we hope that she will be available to moderate again in 2025." - SMMT Electrified 2024


“Katie was exceptional and the team have all fallen in love with her. What a lovely lady and true professional…She had ALOT of script and made it look easy” The Risk Awards, November 2023

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Katie Derham is one of the most recognisable voices on BBC Radio 3 as the award-winning presenter of their flagship programme In Tune. As the face of BBC Proms, she is a leading arts broadcaster, anchoring the coverage from the Royal Albert Hall since 2010. Further Radio 3 credits include Sound of Dance on Saturday afternoons where she explored the relationship between music and dance and Afternoons on 3.


Katie has also fronted a number of special programmes for the station, including fascinating documentaries for the Sunday Feature show and the forthcoming five-part series Music in Bloom, due to be broadcast in May 2024 as part of The Essay slot. Outside of Radio 3, she has presented a wide range of arts and music programmes on BBC TV and Sky Arts including All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge (BBC4) and Fine Tuned with Alexander Armstrong (Sky Arts). Since 2022, she has hosted of the esteemed Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall.


After reading Economics at Magdalene College Cambridge, Katie started her career as a business journalist and spent 15 years in news and current affairs, first at the BBC then joining ITN as the Media and Arts Editor for ITV News. Katie became ITN’s youngest ever newsreader on British National Television, going on to anchor national news bulletins covering global events such as elections, royal weddings, 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.


In 2015, Katie co-founded her own multiplatform studio Peanut & Crumb, alongside BAFTA-nominated producer Jane Gerber. Among the many impactful screen and audio projects the company has produced, Katie entered the podcast space as host of Just The Tonic in 2021, exploring the work musicians do in all parts of our community to make people’s lives better.


Katie is proud to be involved with charities including the Prince’s Trust, Dementia UK and Leonard Cheshire Disability. She’s also a member of the Cambridge University Alumni Advisory Board and on their Communications Committee.


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