Samantha Simmonds

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Samantha Simmonds
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Simmonds presenting Sky News
Born Samantha Simmonds
(1979-08-21) 21 August 1979 (age 35)
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Occupation Newsreader
Notable credit(s) Five News
BBC London News
Sky News

Samantha Simmonds is a presenter on Sky News.

Early life[edit]

Samantha is Jewish[1] and originally from Leeds, and studied for a BA at Liverpool University. Whilst a student in Liverpool, she appeared as a contestant on the ITV television show Blind Date.

Journalism career[edit]

After gaining a postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism from City University in London in 1995, she worked as a reporter for local radio in Yorkshire before moving to London for a job as a producer on Channel Five News. She was later a presenter on BBC Breakfast and spent two years reporting and presenting BBC London's news programmes before joining Sky News. She was the first British journalist to break the story of Michael Jackson's death while presenting Sky News at Ten.

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