Natasha Kaplinsky OBE

SKY News anchor and lifestyle presenter

Natasha Kaplinsky OBE | NMP Live Copyright © Ruth Crafer & Jaconelli Gerardo
About

Natasha Kaplinsky is one of the UK’s leading broadcasters and one of the most familiar faces of TV news, combining the best of television news and lifestyle presenting.

She has previously worked as one of the anchors for ITN network and was the Face of Five, anchoring the channel’s main evening news programme. She has also been the co-host of 6 O’Clock News and BBC Breakfast as well as being a news presenter with Meridian and Carlton. Whilst working as a leading member of the presenting team at Sky News the channel won a BAFTA for Best News Channel.

Natasha enjoys hosting factual and entertainment programmes. Her credits include: Children In Need, The VE Day Celebrations, The Royal Variety Show, That Sunday Night Show, and Have I Got News For You.

She has the authority and rigor to anchor the News but also the empathy and warmth to host magazine shows such as Sky One's Lorraine and Carlton's London Today. Her talents have led a national newspaper to applaud her 'sensitive but no nonsense style'.

During her career Natasha has broken national and international news stories and conducted hundreds of interviews from politicians to pop stars. She has fronted lifestyle programmes ranging from fashion to live colonic irrigation and presented with colleagues as reputed and diverse as Alastair Stewart and Sacha Baron Cohen.

After leaving Oxford, Natasha worked in the press offices of Neil Kinnock and John Smith before answering an advert to present early morning bulletins. Her talents were soon recognised and within 6 months she was anchoring Meridian's evening news programme and within 12 months was invited to host Carlton's London Today and London Tonight and their political programme Seven Days.

Natasha discovered a hidden talent in 2004 when she took part in BBC1’s Award-winning show Strictly Come Dancing, becoming the first ever winner. She went on to present the second series as well as hosting Strictly African Dancing and the Big Screen Opera events for the Royal Opera House.

She has also been the subject of Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC1).  In this programme she learned that members of her family had suffered in the Holocaust. Following this discovery, Natasha joined in the task of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation and has since discussed her work for a Holocaust Memorial Day special for BBC1’s Antiques Roadshow.

Natasha is a member of the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission and was awarded an OBE in 2017 for services to Holocaust Commemoration.

In 2019, Natasha was announced as Barnardo’s new President as well as being a patron of Merlin and The Willow Foundation and an Ambassador for Save the Children. This made her the natural choice to present ITV’s entertainment series, Born to Shine, produced in partnership with Save The Children and nominated for the Rose D’Or.

Speech Topics

Natasha Kaplinsky is available for large-scale awards hosting and conference facilitating. Her intelligent and professional, yet personal approach makes her an engaging host for a wide range of events.

Testimonials

The event ran smoothly, and Natasha was completely fantastic as expected. We really like the way she can chair Q&As by bringing the focus in the right areas, and diplomatically shortening rambling answers when needed!

OEE Consulting Conference 2019.

The event was a great success. Everything ran smoothly, and Natasha did a brilliant job of holding it altogether. She was a key part of the day and did a wonderful job, we’re really pleased.

BNY Mellon Online Conference 2021.

Natasha is such a wonderful presenter and person – it’s been an absolute pleasure working with her. Please do pass on our thanks to Natasha and her team.

Workday Elevate Digital 2021.

Natasha was absolutely brilliant, she did a wonderful job, she was charming and a pleasure to work with! Please pass on our thanks.

Hublot Limited Edition Prince’s Trust Launch.

I am happy to say that the conference went very well and Natasha was absolutely fantastic throughout the entire day, a mixture of pure professional and charming. She thoroughly engaged with all of our speakers before each session, giving everyone plenty of her time and was especially knowledgeable when it came to feedback on the topics and taking questions. She really did make my job very easy on the day and please do pass on all of our thanks as it was a delight to work with her.

Housing Market Intelligence Conference.

I am writing on behalf of the Academy, Fellows and guests to thank Natasha for her marvellous performance at the Awards Dinner Last week. Her professionalism and stage presence on the night contributed in large measure to the success of the event. We are extremely grateful that she was able to join us and contribute to a most splendid evening. We have received a huge number of enthusiastic and glowing comments about the event this year and hope Natasha enjoyed the evening too.

The Royal Academy of Engineering Annual Awards 2014.

Many thanks once again for another exemplary and professional show from Natasha... Not only was the client very happy again, several of the sponsors and winners were also extremely complimentary and I am certain that Natasha’s work on stage greatly added to their enjoyment of the evening. Just as importantly, from our perspective, she was a pleasure to work with as always – this was an especially complicated show this year on a very tight schedule and it is a great joy to have a presenter as efficient, professional and calm as Natasha.

The Annual World Superyacht Awards (Philip Talbot Productions).

The event went very well and you were fantastic. Your introduction was great fun and when the first gold medalist came on stage a bit overcome by the moment, you handled him brilliantly and that set the tone for the night. You came across very much as “home team” rather that just another celebrity, really in tune with making the night a night to remember for everyone.

Construction Manager of The Year Awards.

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