Victoria Derbyshire Bio, Career, Age, Education, Height, Family, BBC and Net Worth

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  1. What does Victoria Derbyshire do for a living?
  2. Who are Victoria Derbyshire’s parents and siblings?
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  4. Is Victoria Derbyshire married or does she have a boyfriend?
  5. Does Victoria Derbyshire have any children?
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Who Is Victoria Derbyshire?

Victoria Derbyshire is a British broadcaster, journalist, and newsreader. In addition, her current affairs debate program was aired on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel from 2015 until March 2020.

Moreover, Victoria also hosted Newsnight and BBC Panorama. In addition, she was among eight women to appear in ITV’s The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night. Ladies Night is an entertainment documentary that creates awareness of breast cancer. Moreover, she also hosted the morning news, current affairs and interview programme on BBC Radio 5 Live between 10 am and 12 noon each weekday.


Radio Career

She began her career as a radio reporter where she was working for BBC Coventry & Warwickshire. After that, she joined BBC GMR Radio, and later on, she was hired by BBC Radio 5 Live in 1998. When she was hired she was deputizing Jane Garvey on the breakfast show.

After that, she became a regular co-presenter alongside Julian Worricker after Garvey moved on. The programme she was presenting won Gold Sony Awards in 1998 and 2002. After presenting the show for about six-year, she left the breakfast show in January 2003. Her position was taken by Nicky Campbell. In August 2004, she took over the morning news program after being on maternity leave.

Furthermore, since she joined 5 Live, she has covered some of the world’s most important topics, such as 9/11, the Paris Concorde accident, general elections, World Cups, and the Olympic Games. In addition, she also covered the Grenfell Tower fire and the Manchester Arena bombing on television.

Moreover, she interviewed her own BBC Radio 5 Live superior about why he was not moving to MediaCityUK in September 2010. This was after the station moved in autumn in 2011. Victoria went ahead and termed the interview as The Guardian. Moreover, when the station moved to Salford, she never moved to Salford but she mostly presented while in London.

A photo of Victoria Derbyshire
A photo of Victoria Derbyshire

How Old Is Victoria Derbyshire?

She was born on 2nd October 1968 (age 52 as of 2021)

Victoria Derbyshire Family

Who are His Parents?

She was born in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, as the daughter of Pauline and Anthony Derbyshire. However, according to Victoria, her parents divorced since her father was abusive and they had to leave with her mother and her siblings.

Does She Have Siblings?

She has two siblings, a younger brother and a sister where she is the eldest in the family of three kids.

Victoria Derbyshire Education

Derbyshire went to Bury Grammar School for Girls, an independent school. After that, she studied English language and literature at the University of Liverpool. She then went ahead and enrolled in a postgraduate diploma course in radio and TV journalism at Preston Polytechnic (now the University of Central Lancashire).

Victoria Derbyshire Husband

Currently, she is happily married to Mark Sandell at Radio 5 Live. However, at the time she met Mark, he was already married to a fellow 5 Live presenter Fi Glover. They had an affair and later got married in 2018.

Victoria Derbyshire Kids

Together with her husband, they have been blessed with two kids, though much is not known about them.

Television Career

Apart from working on radio, she has also worked on television news and political programmes. In addition, some of her shows include This Week, which is an interview series called Victoria Derbyshire Interviews on the BBC News Channel and Watchdog.

Furthermore, she also hosted a sports chat show on Channel 4 on Saturday morning called Sports Talk. Victoria made her debut on Have I Got News for You in October 2011. After that, she resumed hosting Newsnight in autumn of 2013, under the new editorship of Ian Katz, while continuing to deliver her regular 5 Live show. Her farewell Radio 5 Live show aired on September 5, 2014.

Furthermore, her current affairs show was her idea, and she pitched it to James Harding, who was then-head of BBC News. James commissioned it three days later. After that, it aired on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel on April 7, 2015.

In January 2020 her eponymous show on BBC News Channel was canceled due to the cost of the show being deemed too high.  Moreover, it also did not reflect young and diverse audiences. However, she was not informed about the decision of cancellation before the story appeared in The Times. The last show was aired in  March 2020. Moreover, since then she has been hosting BBC News at 9, which airs 9 am-11 am on BBC Two, BBC News Channel, and BBC World News.

Moreover, in 2020 she appeared on screen during a Coronavirus lockdown with the phone number of the National Domestic Abuse Hotline. In addition, the hotline was written on her hand in order to raise awareness of the plight of people who were suffering during the first lockdown as a result of being forced to isolate with abusive partners.

Furthermore, it was confirmed that she was going to take part in the twentieth series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in November 2020. On November 30, she was the fourth celebrity to be eliminated, joining Beverley Callard. She was among the six candidates who auditioned to succeed David Dimbleby as the regular presenter of Question Time in 2019.

Victoria Derbyshire Height

She stands at an average height of 1.7m tall and weighs 67kg

Victoria Derbyshire Net Worth

Her Net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.

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