Victoria Derbyshire Biography
Victoria Derbyshire is a successful English Journalist and broadcaster. She is widely known as the host of the morning news/ current events and interviews program on BBC Radio 5 Live every weekday. She is a graduate of English and Literature from the University of Liverpool.
Talking about Derbyshire’s educational history, she joined Bury Grammar School for Girls, an international school, before entering the University of Liverpool to study English and Literature. She later finished a postgraduate course at Preston Polytechnic (now the University of Central Lancashire) in radio and television broadcasting.
Since 2015, Derbyshire has broadcast an eponymous news and debate program on BBC Two and BBC News Channel. Derbyshire began her professional career as a local radio reporter around 1993. BBC Radio 5 Live joined in 1998 as the founder-presenter of Julian Worricker’s breakfast show. In 1998 and 2002 program has received the Gold Sony Award. She took over the morning news program in August 2004. Derbyshire has worked on a number of television news and political programs, including Newsnight, This Week, an interview show, Victoria Derbyshire Interviews.
Whereas, BBC News Channel, Question Time and Watchdog, and Channel 4 sports chat show called SportsTalk on Saturday morning. She is a well-known reporter who has covered some of the world’s biggest news since joining 5 Live: 9/11, the Paris Concord tragedy, general elections, World Cups and Olympics. Her show was the first one to broadcast a live show. The display came from Zimbabwe, following the lifting of President Mugabe’s restrictions on international journalists in 2009.
Derbyshire started hosting Newsnight in the autumn of 2013 while continuing to present its 5 Live programs daily. She quit Radio 5 Live on 5 September 2014 and after 7 April 2015 started working on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel. Additionally, she participated in an ITV campaign, The Real Full Monty, in 2018 to raise awareness and support women with breast cancer in which she and seven other women who were affected had engaged. 6.5 million people had watched it.
She took part in an ITV project, All-New Full Monty-Ladies Night, in 2019. In January 2020, Derbyshire quit BBC Broadcasting House in London after it was confirmed that her television show would be taken off the air.
Victoria Derbyshire Age
How old is Victoria Derbyshire? Derbyshire is 53 years old as of 2021. She was born on October 2, 1968, in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England. Her birth name is Victoria Antoinette Derbyshire. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on October 2nd every year and her zodiac sign is Libra.
Victoria Derbyshire Parents
Derbyshire was born to Anthony Derbyshire (father) and Pauline Derbyshire (mother). Derbyshire grew up with one brother named Nick and a sister whose name is still unknown.
Additionally, her brother was a county cricketer from 1994 to 1996 for Essex and Lancashire. As per the source, she claimed to have sexually assaulted her father Anthony, her mother, and her younger brother and sister. Likewise, she belongs to British nationality. Although her ethnicity is still unknown.
Victoria Derbyshire Husband
Derbyshire is a married woman. She is married to her long-term boyfriend named Mark Sandell. Mark Sandell was a Film producer in autumn 2018. Following a breast cancer diagnosis. The couple is blessed with two children. Oliver, 14 years old, and Joe, 12 years old as of 2020.
Victoria Derbyshire Height
Derbyshire stands at a height of approximately 170cm and weighs around 67kg. Furthermore, the information regarding her body measurements is currently under review. Additionally, she has blonde hair color and blue eyes.
Victoria Derbyshire Awards | Achievements
Derbyshire has won numerous prizes and honors for her successful work. She has won many awards in her career, including the Sony Awards, the BAFTA Television Awards, the Radio Academy Awards, and the Royal Television Society Awards.
Recently, in March 2018, she received two Royal Television Society Awards – Presenter of the Year, beating Andrew Neil and Julie Etchingham; and Interview of the Year for interviews with four footballers. Derbyshire was nominated for the fourth year running for Network Television Presenter of the Year at the 2019 Royal Television Society Journalism Awards.
Victoria Derbyshire Net Worth
Derbyshire has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. Her income s mainly attributed to her successful career as a journalist.
Victoria Derbyshire Salary
Derbyshire receives an estimated annual salary of between $44,500 – $110,500.