Katie Derham is one of BBC Radio 3’s most recognisable presenters. She is the voice of Afternoons on 3, the weekly drive-time programme In Tune and Saturday afternoon’s Sound of Dance.
Since 2010, Katie has hosted the BBC Proms and fronts the weekly magazine show Proms Extra every Saturday on BBC2 during the season.
Katie began her career in news and current affairs, first at the BBC then as ITV’s youngest ever newsreader.
She has also presented many TV documentaries, including The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach for the BBC, which saw her travelling to Rio de Janeiro, where her Father was born, to explore the story behind Brazil’s most famous and enduring song.
She was the host of All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge for BBC4 and Fine Tuned, two specials for Sky Arts in which she discussed music with Alexander Armstrong alongside exclusive performances from his latest albums.
In 2015 Katie’s career took a decidedly glittery direction when she took part in Strictly Come Dancing and reached the final.
She returned in 2017 for a Christmas special, where she was crowned Strictly Christmas champion.