As one of the longest-serving Royal correspondents on British TV, Simon Vigar has interviewed and/or met most members of the Royal Family. He was one of the privileged few journalists to receive an invitation to the State funeral of Elizabeth II.
Simon has covered Royal tours from South Africa to the Solomon Islands, Barbados to Bhutan and had a front row seat at all the major Royal events in recent years. He has covered births, marriages, deaths and three jubilees and interviewed Princes Philip and Harry, Princess Anne and the then Duchess of Cornwall. Simon’s association with 5 News goes back to its launch in 1997 and he is the only remaining reporter from the original line-up. He has covered other major events including the Paris attacks, the 7/7 bombings, the Grenfell tragedy and London 2012.
Simon has also worked for some of the biggest players in radio including Capital, Heart and LBC and been a voiceover artist for Discovery, Sky Sports and Formula 1. He is passionate about improving diversity within journalism and, for many years, has been involved with the John Schofield Trust. Away from work, Simon is an authority on flags and is a question-setter for the top charity event in broadcast news, the fiendish Ultimate News Quiz.