Natasha Kaplinsky is one of the country’s most recognisable news anchors, having worked for the BBC, Channel 5 and ITN.
Her broadcasting career began on Sky, presenting the Sky News at Five and Sky News: Sunrise, before moving to the BBC, co-presenting the breakfast show, the BBC News at One and BBC Six O’clock news. She has also broadcast the news for Five News, ITV News London and ITV News Meridian.
It was whilst working as a leading member of the Sky News presenting team that the channel won the BAFTA for Best News Channel.
Whilst taking a step back from regular broadcasting, Natasha is being kept busy by her wide range of charity work. In 2017, she was awarded an OBE for her services to Holocaust Commemoration.
Natasha Kaplinsky – TV Work
Natasha has presented a range of factual and entertainment programmes, including The People’s Medal (2013), Missing Without a Trace (2013), On the Run (2013), and Born to Shine (2011) – which supported the ‘Save the Children: No Child Born to Die’ campaign. Other credits include New Year Live, Making Your Mind Up (2006), The Proms, the VE Day Celebrations, the 2006 Royal Variety Performance, Children in Need (2003-2006), and the BAFTAs.
In 2017, Natasha presented Images of Diana on BBC Radio 5 Live, a series examining photos of the late Princess of Wales.
Natasha Kaplinsky has also been a popular choice of television guest on shows such as Have I Got News For You (2003), Who Do You Think You Are (2007), Let’s Do Lunch With Gino & Mel (2014), Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (2014), Pointless Celebrities (2015-2020), The One Show (2017), This Morning (2011-2020), and Loose Women (2013-2023).
She is probably best known in the world of reality television as being the first ever winner of BBC show Strictly Come Dancing in 2004. She would go on to perform again in their Christmas special, and even co-presented the second series with the late Bruce Forsyth.
Natasha Kaplinsky – CHARITY WORK
As well as being a much-loved newscaster and television presenter, Natasha Kaplinsky has become as well-known for her charity work, being a patron, ambassador, president or supporter of several larger and smaller charities across the world.
– Patron of Merlin: Medical Relief Agency
– Patron of The Willow Foundation: Helping provide memories for seriously ill people
– Patron of the Bevern Trust: 24-hour care for disabled individuals
– Patron of Jake’s Charity: Ensuring maternity services are available and safe for all
– Ambassador for Save the Children
– Ambassador for Wellbeing of Women: Funding research, education and advocacy into women’s health
– Board Member of the Holocaust Memorial Foundation
– Chair of The CORE & Co Foundation: Foundation set up to develop creative partnership programmes for young people
– President of the British Board of Film Classification
– President of Barnardo’s
– Vice President of the Royal Society for Public Health
– Supporter of Children in Need
– Supporter of Camp Simcha: Support for families of seriously ill children
Natasha Kaplinsky – OTHER WORK
In 2021, Natasha published the book Letters From Lockdown. It was a collection of over 100 letters from famous faces, frontline workers, and heroes about life during the COVID-19 pandemic. All profits from the sale of the book were donated to Barnardo’s children charity.
She is also the co-founder of Mum & You, a baby brand designed specifically by mums.
Natasha Kaplinsky – CORPORATE WORK
Her impressive corporate career ranges from conference facilitation to awards hosting to keynote speeches. Her intellect, her experience, her professionalism and her passion make her an engaging speaker or host for any event.
Natasha Kaplinsky – SPEAKING TOPICS
– News Broadcasting
– TV Presenting
– Current Affairs
– International Affairs
– Charity Work
– The Holocaust
– Maths, Science and Education
Natasha was a pleasure to deal with on the night and extremely professional.
Institute of Fundraising Awards
The consummate professional, elegant, charming and perfect for CMYA. Our CEO is talking about using her every year.
She did a great job of hosting and engaging with our attendees. I know from talking to a number of our award nominees how much they enjoyed both meeting her but also having the opportunity to share with her their work and journey.
You absolutely made the event, thank you. Not once did it feel like we were just talking, without thinking about next steps, you kept us on track and focussed. You were brilliant, built momentum, linked conversations and streams of thought, and the outcomes are flowing in.
Vodafone Foundation Domestic Abuse Event
The event was a great success. Everything ran smoothly, and Natasha did a brilliant job of holding it altogether. She was a key part of the day and did a wonderful job, we’re really pleased.
BNY Merlin Online Conference
Your personal and informal style struck a chord with our delegates. Your charming personality, impeccable preparation and presentation skills did the rest. It was an honour to work with a true professional.
TNT Annual Senior Management Meeting
She was a huge success again and won the hearts and minds of all fortunate enough to meet her. she is such a professional, works with all we throw at her and has time for absolutely everyone.
National Training Awards
Natasha did a fantastic job, keeping a difficult and sometimes evolving agenda and programme on track, making sure speakers didn’t evade questions, as well as encouraging so many people to ask a variety of questions from the floor. The feedback from the conference has been overwhelmingly positive. Natasha played a key role in facilitating this.
Airport Operators Association