Georgie Barrat is a leading technology journalist and broadcaster. Since 2017, every week she presents Channel 5's 'The Gadget Show', the UK's best loved consumer tech program; testing and reporting on the latest consumer technology.
Alongside her work as part of the Gadget Show team, Georgie has reported for ITV Tonight, Good Morning Britain, ITV Weekend and is a regular on The Jeremy Vine Show (formally The Wright Stuff). She comments on breaking tech stories for the likes of Channel 5 News, Radio 5 live, talk radio & BBC Radio 2.
Away from reviewing the latest apps and devices she considers how technology is disrupting the way we work and socialise. Her keynote presentation exploring future tech trends has taken her all over the world, being invited to speak at the likes of Web Summit, Mobile World Congress and Smart City Expo. Her writing credits extend to a range of publications including The Mirror, Tech City News, The Guardian, Marie Claire & The Metro.
Radio work includes being a regular guest on BBC'S Tech Tent, commenting on breaking tech stories for Radio 2 and talking through the morning papers on talkSPORTS Breakfast Show.
She has two podcasts; “The Tech Disruption Series” that sees her interview various start-ups that are disrupting industries and “Sleep Life”, a podcast all about sleep, one of her favourite pastimes! Not one to shy away from a challenge she has a world record for the longest time anyone has been in VR (26.5 hours, if you are wondering) has run the London Marathon and bungee jumped whilst wearing a VR headset (terrifying, if you are wondering).
Other presenting work includes being Carphone Warehouse’s YouTube presenter and delivering Tech City New’s weekly video roundup, which sees her interview some of the most exciting start-ups from Silicon Roundabout.
An experienced moderator, facilitator and host, Georgie Barrat has worked with corporate clients including Intel, Adobe, IFA, Retail Week Live. Bringing her expertise in media, digital trends and online culture she easily establishes rapport with audiences and panels a like. She also delivers keynote speeches with her topics revolving around employing and motivating Generation Z and women in technology.
As a tech journalist, Georgie’s mission is to do away with the male skewed angle that tech often portrays and is passionate about getting more women into coding and working in technology. Alongside Girls in ICT, the IET and Childnet, she strives to make technology and the digital world as exciting, safe and inclusive as possible; whilst devoting her time encouraging 11-14 year-olds to study STEM subjects at GCSE level and beyond.
Georgie Barrat graduated from Kings College London with a First in English Literature, has a Diploma in Radio Production and learned how to code with the ‘Code First: Girls’ program.