Vicky Carter

Storyteller: On Air, On Camera, On Paper and in Workshops

Brought up in the Middle East, Vicky is open to new cultures and experiences which is highlighted consistently throughout her ethos in life and her work ethic.

With a background shaped in the creative arts, Vicky continued her passion for communication and storytelling as a multi platform presenter, reporter, broadcast journalist, producer, and documentary maker for the BBC, as a writer, and in a workshop setting as a facilitator and speaker.

Vicky’s reported on investigative packages and sensitive stories for BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra’s Newsbeat, BBC Radio 4’s WATO, BBC 5live, produced and presented documentaries for the BBC World Service, BBC Surrey, BBC Essex and BBC Guernsey, produced BBC Radio 4’s programme Four Thought, reported on television for BBC One, wrote for BBC News, reported on live two ways, and read the news to time across the Channel Islands.

As well as this, she’s assistant produced for BBC Radio 2, written for BBC News, The Independent, The Metro, and been a talking head for BBC Radio 4 and across BBC local radio on subjects ranging from solo travel to dating.

During April 2021, Vicky made her debut as radio documentary maker for the BBC, producing a powerful special on behalf of BBC Essex, “Life’s Second Chances” telling the story of two individuals experiences of coronavirus and their long recovery. Due to the significance of the piece, it was picked to be networked across all 39 BBC local radio stations. At the same time, she produced and presented a radio documentary for BBC Surrey called “Aphasia on Zoom” which was then picked up by BBC Radio 4 and 5live.

She specialises in sourcing original stories and unique individuals to report on and broadcast, connecting with diverse communities and her main interests are: empowerment and rights, music, and adventure. She has a track record of exploring injustices and failings, and providing a voice for the voiceless, as well as adapting content to other multi media platforms.

Vicky’s stories have gone on to be picked up by BBC Breakfast, ITV, Good Morning Britain, Apple News, and the Daily Mail. Outside of journalism, she’s delivered talks on “Owning Your Superpower of Being Too Much”, basic drama skills, issue based work, or highlighting various forms of storytelling across radio, podcasts, and the creative arts, working with the BBC Young Reporter scheme, Bush Theatre, NCS The Challenge and Freshwater Theatre Company. Highlights of her career in the arts include; performing at the UEFA Championship final as a dancer at Wembley in 2011, dancing in a flash mob for the Royal Ballet, and facilitating creative workshops in prison.

Vicky also presents, produces and edits her own inspirational podcast called “Let’s Go Kickass Today”, which you can find out more by clicking here.

Outside of work Vicky is an adventurer and traveller, having explored 61 countries at the age of 30, bungee jumped, sky dived, swam with sharks, parahawked in Nepal, tackled white water rapids and hiked volcanoes and mountains all across the world. She aims to inspire others to #LetsGoKickassToday so others can live life to the fullest, creating a hashtag in the process, based on her bonkers bucket list.

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