Vanessa is a Journalist and Presenter at Sky News. She presents across all the channel’s programmes and platforms throughout the day as well as hosting Sky’s Daily Podcast.
Vanessa is an experienced journalist who started her career in newspapers as a Business Reporter before making the move into television and radio.
She has been at the forefront of some of the biggest news stories, including coverage of the pandemic, which saw her working throughout all phases of the lockdown, the war in Ukraine, the US elections, the Wagner Group rebellion in Russia and breaking the news of the conflict in Sudan.
She is a quick-thinker and able to make split-second decisions – essential qualities for her role as a News Presenter operating in a live environment, handling breaking news and covering a wide range of topics – from politics to business, sports and entertainment.
Before joining Sky News, Vanessa worked as a Presenter and Reporter for BBC News, covering the East of England and London, as well as filing exclusive investigative reports for BBC Breakfast, BBC News Channel, BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live.
Vanessa’s broadcasting career has seen her living and working around the country working for some of the UK’s major broadcasters.
Her early broadcasting career started at ITV News, working at ITV News Anglia in the East of England and at ITV Tyne Tees in the North of England, where she worked as a Producer, as well as reporting alongside. She was one of the key members of the Presenting and Journalism team to launch London Live television.
In print media, Vanessa has published articles, including exclusives, in The Independent and London Evening Standard newspapers.
As well as presenting in the studio and on location, Vanessa also hosts and moderates a variety of events including International Women’s Day and Black History Month for all of Sky’s platforms, and the national annual Diversity in Journalism report commissioned by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), looking at the characteristics of journalists and newsrooms across the UK.