Lara is a TV presenter and journalist, specialising in lifestyle technology. She is a presenter and reporter for the BBC's flagship technology show, Click (BBC One / BBC World News / BBC News Channel). Specialising in lifestyle and health innovation, she's always learning about, and testing, the tech that claims to make our lives easier.
Before focussing on her true passion, technology, Lara's presenting experience was vast and varied. She spent six years as the face of Five News' weather and showbiz – doing the odd gadget review when needed too. Her time at Channel 5 attracted quite a bit of attention, with appearances including BBC1's The Weakest Link: News and Weather special, BBC1's Let's Dance for Sports Relief, BBC1's Superstars: Battle of the Channels, ITV1's Britain's Best Dish: Celebrity Special, ITV1's Win, Lose or Draw and featuring in a weekly sketch on ITV1's The Impressionable Jon Culshaw.
She went on to work as the showbiz reporter for Sky News, continuing to interview the biggest names in entertainment, and cover some of the stories of a generation - including being live on air the night Michael Jackson died.
Fun, witty, and not to be underestimated, Lara's cheeky charm helped her get answers to the questions that few dared to ask. Star studded events, sit down chats and news packages, saw her talk to Michael Douglas, Leonardo Di Caprio, Cameron Diaz, Joan Collins, Will Smith, Tom Cruise, J Lo, Alice Cooper, Carla Bruni and scores of others.
Some of Lara's more random appearances include playing a daytime TV presenter in British comedy feature film, The Shouting Men (released in cinemas in March 2010), actin alongside Paul Whitehouse in BBC2 comedy Happiness, and presenting the weather on a monitor in The Daily Planet newsroom in Hollywood blockbuster Superman Returns.
Aside from television, she spent three years as a showbiz columnist, has written for The Mail on Sunday, and for four years was the technology columnist for Woman Magazine.
For further information see www.laralewington.com