Penny Smith began her media career as a reporter and feature writer on the Peterborough Evening Telegraph. After four years, she left to backpack through Central and South America and South East Asia where she reported and presented on a current affairs programme for Radio Television Hong Kong. In 1984 she joined Radio Trent as a reporter & presenter, then worked for Central Television as press officer for documentaries and drama.
Following this, Penny co-presented the news on Border TV and then went on to Thames News where she presented with Andrew Gardner. Now an established television and radio presenter, news reader and journalist, Penny Smith moved to Sky before becoming a presenter on GMTV in 1993 where she stayed until 2010.
Penny regularly stands in on the Radio 2 Friday Night Arts Show and writes for a number of national newspapers and magazines. Due to her love of opera she has presented an opera show on Classic FM and presented the 'Kiri Prize' on Radio 2, a nationwide hunt to find an opera star on Radio 2.
A big fan of yoga, Penny has made three yoga videos (Penny Smith's Power Yoga, Penny Smith's Essential Guide to Yoga presented alongside Howard Napper and Penny Smith's Yoga Masterclass). She currently co-presents the Breakfast Show on BBC London 94.9 with Paul Ross Monday to Friday.