The One Show's Current Affairs correspondent Anita tackles the latest issues affecting the nation- whether that is encountering victims of forced marriages or investigating the difficulties facing the over 65's in the workplace.
Anita Rani, one of the lead presenters on BBC One’s Countryfile and a regular presenter on the One Show, is an award winning presenter and one of the most recognisable faces on British TV.
Anita grew up in Bradford, and came to broadcasting early, with her own show on Sunrise Radio at the age of 14. She studied Broadcasting at Leeds University, and went on to work as a TV researcher for the BBC and various independent companies.
In 2005, Anita joined BBC’s Asian Network as presenter of the weekend breakfast shows Hot Breakfast as well as presenting the first three series of the BBC2 award-winning Asian cultural magazine show Desi DNA.
That same year Anita was nominated as Best on Screen Personality at the RTS Midlands awards.
Anita has become known for presenting on the consumer heavy weight Watchdog, Rogue Restaurants where she unearthed filthy goings on in our local eateries, and Make Me White, a fascinating documentary which saw her investigating skin lightening within the Asian community.
For The One Show Anita has reported on heartless online dating scams, uncovered landlords who were cramming desperate tenants into cramped and dangerous properties, helped rally a mass street clean up, and reported live from Liverpool where giant marionettes were roaming the city as part of the city’s Titanic centenary events.
Anita supports numerous charities close to her heart and continues to show her support for the Refugee Crisis and relevant charities carrying out valuable work. In 2016 she visited the Zaatari Refugee camp in Jordan, listening to the refugee’s moving stories and catching a glimpse of real life in the camp. The two-part documentary The Refugee Camp: Our Desert Home featured in a prime time slot on BBC Two.
She also hosted the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Awards 2017 in Geneva - an evening to celebrate the individuals and organisations providing outstanding service to refugees, displaced and stateless people. A fellow lover of the outdoors, she’s also a proud ambassador of the Scouts Super Group.
Anita has hosted a plethora of corporate and live events including the Olivier Awards Red Carpet 2017 & 18’ and events for luxury travel brand Kuoni.
An experienced and talented presenter, Anita would make a wonderful host for any live event.