Born and raised in New Jersey USA, Amy is an accomplished television & radio presenter, activist, performer, and writer.
As a result of her successful track record as a leader and collaborator in the cultural and creative industries, Amy is now London’s first Night Tzar, working extensively with the Mayor’s office to help boost London’s flourishing cultural scene.
She has appeared on a whole host of programmes including: Sky News, 10 O’Clock Live, The Agenda, This Week and Channel 5 News discussing politics and social issues. She can also frequently be heard on many radio programmes including Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, Woman’s Hour and Midweek both on BBC Radio 4 and The World Today Weekend on the World Service. Amy’s dulcet American tones will be well known to Londoners from her work with Danny Baker on his award winning BBC Radio London show. She can now be heard regularly hosting shows across BBC 6 Music.
Amy is a campaigner for LGBTQ+ equality and human rights and has received the ‘Free Derry Pink Wall Award’ for her work for LGBTQ+ civil rights. She is also co-founder and host of the Olivier Award winning arts company and club night Duckie. Amy co-founded RVT Future, a voluntary community campaign group ensuring the preservation of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London’s iconic LGBTQ+ performance venue. She served as Mayoress of Camden in 2010-2011, and spent her year highlighting the history and culture of live music and nightlife in the borough.
Her debut book, ‘From Prejudice to Pride: A History of the LGBTQ+ Movement’ is being published by Hachette and will be released imminently.