"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 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 in combination with fronting the weekly magazine show Proms Encore every Saturday on BBC2 during the season. In 2019, Katie also presented BBC Four’s series Discovering with analysis and concerts in a wide range of musical genres.
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.