Amanda Piper was raised in Margate and progressed through the local education system, before heading off to University with an interest in drama and a desire to be an actress. Whilst at University and in her early career she did a lot of free works experience, working on famous shows such as Channel 4’s ‘The Big Breakfast’ and on ‘Children’s BBC’, all behind the scenes. It was these experiences that prompted her to return to college to study journalism.
Amanda began her career with a low-key job working on local radio in Kent before a friend introduced her to West Country TV, who snapped her up. She began her career with them as a junior journalist, doing all the jobs nobody wanted to, before working her way up to the presenter. In 1993, Amanda joined ITV and started work with Meridian TV, covering the main issues on the South Coast and the South-East of England.
During this time, and right up to now, she has worked as a writer, researcher, producer, and reporter. She has often substituted as a weather presenter and joint host of ‘Meridian Tonight’. She also now works on ‘Daybreak’ ITV’s popular early morning news magazine show, presenting the local news for the Meridian area on bulletins throughout the morning.
Juliet Sear is a baking expert, cook, food stylist, TVpresenter and international best-selling author, who prides herself on writing easy to follow recipes and bakes for home cooks who love to entertain. Her down to earth style makes her a favourite with amateur bakers in the UK, Australia, the US and beyond.
She is the go-to expert for out of the ordinary food challenges and creative food projects (including experiential, edible art installations).
Juliet Sear often writes for BBC Good Food, Sainsbury’s magazine and regularly appears on ITVs This Morning and has her own ITV show, Beautiful Baking with Juliet Sear.
Over the past 15 years, Juliet Sear has made creations for thousands of people, including high profile celebrities like Kate Moss, Fearne Cotton, Holly Willoughby, McFly, Alexa Chung, Bryan Adams, Prince Harry, Sir Ian McKellen and many others.
Alexandra Marie Dolan is a journalist, weather presenter and science teacher who went undercover for the documentary Undercover Teacher, produced by Allen Jewhurst. For this, she was suspended from teaching for one year by the General Teaching Council with the claim that ‘breached student trust’. The decision has received criticism from both teachers and commentators.
Alex Dolan was born in Cuckfield, in the Mid Sussex district of West Sussex. She has an older brother. After growing up in Cambridge she attended The Leys School, an independent school in Cambridge and Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies, and studied Marine Biology at Newcastle University. In 2019, Dolan moved from Norwich to Cromer.
More recently, Alex Dolan has been employed as a presenter on Sky’s Ocean TV programme Ocean Rescue. She returned to presenting the weather on BBC Look East on 5 January 2016 following maternity leave.
Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije grew up in West Kensington and attended Queen Mary College, she worked at Time FM in Romford, then as an assistant to the news editor at ITN News and at the Press Association; her first presenting job was at Vox Africa. Before hosting 60 Seconds she worked for BBC Look East. She has also presented 60 Seconds on BBC Three and on BBC News interactive.
At its launch in 2014, Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije worked for the London Live television channel, where she hosted Headline London at lunchtime.
Since January 2018, Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije has presented 5 News Tonight (Monday–Friday), 5 News at 5 (Fridays) and from June to August 2018, guest hosted a few editions of The Wright Stuff between Matthew Wright’s departure and Jeremy Vine’s arrival. In June 2021, she became a weekend presenter on TalkRadio having previously hosted some shows as a stand-in.
Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije attended a Star 100 event in 2017 – an event that promotes Ghanaian interests in the UK. She came to talk about her path to becoming a broadcaster. She told the audience that she has Ghanaian heritage, shared a career strategy she used to net her first job after becoming a mum at age 24.
Ria Chatterjee was born on 22 October 1982 in Wales, she is a famous journalist well-known for her work at ITVNews London and ITV News. She formerly worked as a journalist for the BBC and Sky News.
Ria Chatterjee was born and raised in Wales but later moved to England with her parents due to some family circumstances. She is now works at ITV news and has been working for them since 2011.
Yes, the TV journalist is married to her fellow journalist named Rags Martel. She is currently living with her husband and his daughter Roxin Martel, born to his former girlfriend.
Ria has been married for quite a long time now. We can see her by Rag’s side when he was suffering from thyroid cancer in 2014. It seems both of them are genuinely in love with each other and are spending a happy marriage.
Ria Chatterjee is born of Welsh nationality however she belongs to the Asian ethnicity. Her parents are Asian. However, there is no information on who her parents are or what their names are. However, Ria has a sister named Rini Chatterjee who is a doctor by profession. Rini has once shared a picture of Ria on her Twitter.
Ria Chatterjee does not have a Wikipedia profile at present. However, her achievements are not any less than a celebrity. She has won many awards for her exceptional work as a journalist.
She owns many honors & awards like Regional Journalist of the Year, Journalist of the year by ITV news, Best Newcomer award from ITV and she was also nominated in the media category for Asian Women of Achievement Awards and News Reporter of the Year. Besides being a journalist, Ria also writes her opinion on The Independent, covering social and political issues.
Ria Chatterjee has successfully set herself as one of the best journalists in the male-dominated media industry. Her achievements and contributions are inspirations to many women.
After graduating, Katya Adler initially briefly worked for The Times before moving to Vienna in August 1995 to work for Mondial Congress, an organiser of International Congresses. She began working as a correspondent for Austrian national public broadcaster ORF in late 1995, reporting locally and then internationally from Kosovo, Eastern Europe and across Southwest Asia and North Africa.
Katya Adler joined the BBC in Vienna in 1998, reporting on Austrian and Central European affairs. After becoming the BBC’s Berlin correspondent for a short period, from 2000 she was based in London for the BBC World Service presenting on European current affairs, and commuting weekly to Berlin to work as a news anchor for Deutsche Welle Television.
From August 2003, she was the BBC Madrid correspondent, travelling around Europe, Southwest Asia and North Africa to cover stories including the deaths of Pope John Paul II and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a Paris hospital. Adler also reported on the Madrid train bombings. She admitted in an interview in 2019 that she had lied about being able to speak Spanish to get the Madrid correspondent job. Katya Adler later learned the language by listening to Spanish political radio and Mexican soap operas.
From December 2006 Katya Adler was the BBC’s Middle East correspondent, based in Jerusalem but reporting around the region from Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Libya. During this period she was also an occasional presenter or interviewer on HARDtalk.
Katya Adler has also presented a number of one-hour documentaries, such as Mexico’s Drug Wars for BBC2. Her film Spain’s Stolen Babies was runner-up for an RTS award in 2012.
At the end of April 2014 she was appointed the BBC’s Europe editor, replacing Gavin Hewitt. Her appointment was controversial because her LinkedIn profile stated that for 15 years she had regularly facilitated conferences for a number of clients including one for the European Union. This brought about criticism from Conservative Party MPs, including Andrew Bridgen and Philip Davies. Davies stated: “this cosy relationship between the BBC and the European Commission severely undermines your editorial integrity and ability to report matters in a strictly objective manner.” The BBC in written response clarified that Adler had at the time been working freelance for the BBC and a number of other broadcast organisations, and in 19 years had only been paid to chair one EU event in 2005, invited by the UK presidency, not the European Commission.
In early February 2017, the BBC broadcast a documentary by Katya Adler titled After Brexit: the Battle for Europe in which she examined the mounting challenges facing the European Union over the next few years. In June 2017 Adler became one of the four presenters of Brexitcast, a BBC podcast covering Brexit. In September 2019, Brexit Newscast became a regular television broadcast fixture on BBC1, usually following BBC Question Time, as of December 2020.
As of 2019, Katya Adler was paid between £205,000-£209,999, placing her on the list of the highest-paid BBC news and current affairs staff.
Luxmy Gopal is an English journalist and famous TV personality. She has been a reporter and newspresenter of the program ‘The North Leeds’ for BBC. She likes to travel and is passionate about exploring new places and cultures. She has visited many countries including Italy, Cuba, South Africa, and Spain. She can speak German and English fluently and knows a little French as well.
Luxmy Gopal went to Africa in 2019 on a Safari trip through Kenya and Tanzania, fulfilling one of her childhood dreams. There, she saw the vast wildlife of Africa and witnessed the pride of lions. Sometimes, she is seen do-sitting her family’s German Shepherd dogs.
In the early days of her career, Luxmy Gopal used to work on Sundays for Evening Standard, and Camberley News and Mails from 2010 to 2011. She led interviews, reported from courts, and published articles during this period.
Luxmy Gopal also served as editor for Arts London News in May 2011. From August 2011 to December 2011, she worked with Exaro News as an investigative journalist. There, she worked on the stories on the conflict of interest of the British Parliament members. She started her journey with BBC in September 2011 as a broadcasting journalist and went on to grow further in her career with BBC. She has been a TV reporter and video journalist for BBC since 2016.
Rebecca Jago started her career at Vibe FM radio station, working her way up from researcher to become the co-presenter on the breakfast show. After appearing in a television documentary about Vibe FM, she was spotted by producers of ITVNews Anglia who hired her as their weather presenter, and she also appeared on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff, where she would introduce phone-in contributors.
In November 2001, Rebecca Jago joined the CBBC children’s news programme Newsround, becoming one of the two main presenters. While she worked on the programme, she appeared on a celebrity version of The Weakest Link but was the first to be eliminated after incorrectly answering the 50/50 question, “What is the safest way to read a firework instruction manual – A torch or a match?”
Rebecca Jago joined Capital London on 28 February 2003 to be Chris Tarrant’s foil on Capital Breakfast. She stayed with the new host Johnny Vaughan after Tarrant left in 2004, but her involvement ended when her contract ended in December 2004. She then had stints as a reporter on GMTV’s Entertainment Today programme, and Sky Sports News, before returning to ITV Anglia in May 2005 as a feature reporter and presenter. Since 12 February 2009, Jago has been the co-presenter of ITV News Anglia, alongside Jonathan Wills.