Frisby studied Politics at Hull University, graduating in 1989. She became a BBC News trainee in London in October 1989 and worked in newsrooms throughout the UK for the BBC and was one of the few female reporters in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War. She was at BBC Radio York for four years. Her television début was as a presenter on Look North. Frisby went on to present other bulletins for the region and the neighbouring BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire area.
Frisby was one of 18 high-profile Yorkshire women chosen by Councillor Bernard Atha to share the role of consort Lady Mayoress of Leeds 2000–01.
- Helen Hutchison (18 May 2001). "Bernard and his Ladies". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
- Becoming the Politics Show presenter in September 2007
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