Katie Derham is one of the most recognisable voices on BBC Radio 3 where she presents the stations flagship programme In Tune. She is the face of BBC Proms, anchoring the coverage from the Royal Albert Hall since 2010, in combination with fronting the weekly magazine show Proms Encore every Saturday on BBC2 during the season. In 2019 Katie also presented BBC Four’s series Discovering with analysis and concerts in wide range of musical genres.
Further Radio 3 credits include Sound of Dance on Saturday afternoons where she explored the relationship between music and dance.
She also fronts television and music documentaries including The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Nova and the Beach for the BBC. She was the host of All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge for BBC4 and Fine Tuned, plus two specials for Sky Arts with Alexander Armstrong.
After reading Economics at Magdelene College Cambridge, Katie spent the first 15 years of her broadcasting career in news and current affairs, first at the BBC then joining ITN as the Media and Arts Editor for ITV News. Katie was ITV’s youngest ever newsreader on British National Television, where her role as anchor meant she covered everything from elections to royal weddings and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
In 2015 Katie’s career took a decidedly glittery direction when she took part in Strictly Come Dancing reaching the final. In 2017 she was crowned Strictly Christmas champion.