A well-loved TV broadcaster, Natasha Kaplinsky is an anchor for the ITN network and has been the main anchor on both BBC and Five News. She was also the winner of the first series of Strictly Come Dancing. Intelligent, professional and personal, Natasha is ideal for hosting a wide range of events, from daytime conferences to evening awards.
Natasha Kaplinsky is an excellent conference facilitator and awards host. One of the best-known TV News presenters, Natasha is a favourite on the corporate scene. She is a patron of the medical relief agency Merlin and The Willow Foundation, which organises special days for seriously ill young adult and also an ambassador for Save the Children.
Natasha joined the BBC in November 2002 to co-present Breakfast with Dermot Murnaghan. She went on to present the 6 O'clock News until October 2007. In 2008, Natasha made a high-profile move to Channel Five, to host FIVE News with Natasha Kaplinsky. Natasha's move was a huge success for Channel Five, with the programme attracting over a million viewers on the first day.
In Spring 2004 Natasha showed that she was so much more than just a news presenter when she took part in a new peak-time Saturday night programme called Strictly Come Dancing, she went on to win it with her coach Brendan Cole. She took part again in most of the second series - though this time as co-presenter with Bruce Forsyth.
Natasha hosted the BBC's Bafta red carpet coverage and joined Terry Wogan in co-presenting Making Your Mind Up, the show which decided the UK's contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Guest appearances have included the Royal Variety Show, hosting New Year Live, BBC-1's end-of-the-year show, and Text Santa.
She has also appeared as a guest on Have I Got News For You, The Kumars at No 42, Ready Steady Cook, and several episodes of the BBC comedy My Hero - in which she plays a newsreader.
Natasha Kaplinksy worked in the press offices of Neil Kinnock and John Smith before spotting an advertisement for a news presenter with Meridian in the South East. She was taken on to present early-morning bulletins but soon found herself anchoring the station's evening news magazine. She moved to Carlton in London to host news and current affairs programmes including their flagship nightly news show.
Natasha was delighted to be named the Variety Club's TV Personality of the Year and surprised when her victory in the Strictly Come Dancing was named as Top Entertainment Moment 2004 while the Tric Awards honoured her as Newscaster of the Year.
Natasha Kaplinsky is one of the most sought after conference facilitators and awards hosts - she adds charm and professionalism to any event.