Vicky is a freelance presenter, reporter, producer, journalist, and documentary maker for the BBC, researching powerful stories to share and piece together and broadcast. She has broadcast for BBC 5live, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Have Your Say, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network’s Newsbeat and BBC Essex. 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.
Stories include; alcoholism told by alcoholics, which she also wrote an article on for BBC News; producing and broadcasting an investigative report on online scams for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s Newsbeat, broadcasting a report on aphasia in lockdown for BBC Radio 4’s World at One and BBC 5live, inspired by her own documentary, putting together an exclusive on those who have been Excluded by the government’s SEISS for BBC Essex, as well as covering the contaminated blood scandal, and the failings of the test and trace system. Aside from covering investigative and hard hitting journalism, her loud laugh and positive manner works well for light hearted content, such as chatting dating in lockdown for BBC Radio 4. She is a versatile reporter and producer, one minute interviewing music lovers at The Prodigy’s lead singer Keith Flint’s funeral or broadcasting live whilst getting her legs waxed, another putting together a joyful story on care homes together, which is then further shared on BBC Look East, BBC News, BBC Breakfast, Sky News, ITV Meridan, Good Morning Britain and the Daily Mail.
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.
As well as this, she researched, produced, presented, and edited her own documentary on an original story personal to her, “Aphasia on Zoom”, which was aired in full on BBC Surrey and on BBC Sussex. She also produced and broadcast a report on this subject on BBC Radio 4’s World At One programme and for BBC 5live.
Vicky prides herself on her communication skills, establishing a personal connection with anyone and everyone, both on and off air, and has booked high calibre guests such as AJ Pritchard, Chesney Hawkes, Adrian Chiles and Alistair Plunkett for local radio, as well as creating warm radio moments with Jackie Weaver, Mr Motivator and Lee Mead. Vicky used to produce the BBC Essex Early Breakfast show and would present an entertaining light hearted feature with Rob Jelly every morning for listeners, as well as report for the Mid Morning show, which succeeded in improving RAJAR figures for the station. Her voice can also be heard on news voice pieces and voice overs for BBC Essex Sports. As well as this, she has been trained to provide cover as an assistant producer for Pick of The Pops on BBC Radio 2.
Vicky also presents, produces and edits her own inspirational podcast called “Let’s Go Kickass Today”, where she interviews incredible kickass people from the areas of music, adventure and culture. Guests have ranged from Suzi Quatro and Rozalla to journalists like Lisa Francesca Nand and Jane Perrone. You can find out more by clicking here.
Prior to joining the BBC, Vicky was a radio presenter and producer for commercial stations for the radio group UKRD and had her own evening show every night supporting unsigned and emerging music artists on eagle3, she co-hosted the Mi-Soul Breakfast show with George Kay for the independent radio station Mi-Soul Radio, had her own travel and music show “Solo Ventures with Vicky” on Women’s Radio Station, and reported on traffic updates for Talk Sport and Jack FM Oxford.
Vicky has six years varied experience working across content production and journalism for radio and podcasts, both on and off air, for a number of different stations and outlets and is consistently developing her skills.
As a Reporter for BBC Radio 5live
As a Reporter for BBC Radio 4
As a Reporter for BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra
BBC Local Radio and Commercial Radio Demo
Chats on Early Breakfast on BBC Essex
As a Co-Host for an Independent Radio Station
As a Traffic Broadcaster