Victoria Fritz

The BBC's First Female Transport Correspondent

Victoria Fritz is a broadcaster and news journalist for BBC News. Victoria anchors The Briefing show, a live news programme that broadcasts to 300 million people across the week. The show sets the day’s news agenda; debating the most important international stories with contributors from across the globe.  Victoria is also a regular face on BBC 1’s Breakfast programme; anchoring weekend shows from the studios in Manchester or featuring on location across the UK as the business presenter.

Victoria joined the BBC from the City. Her academic background in economics took her from behind the camera as a producer for Newsnight in 2008 to presenting live from Wall Street as the BBC’s North America business correspondent. Victoria later became a general news correspondent, covering a wide range of stories from the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa to the rise of ISIS. Victoria was also the BBC’s first female transport correspondent. She has a deep knowledge of the UK’s industrial strategy and of course, the ongoing war against potholes.

In her spare time, Victoria blogs about horticulture and social history. Victoria is a hands-on gardener. In 2017 she helped to build the winning show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Victoria is currently restoring a 120-year-old garden in Sussex. Victoria is also a Clean Oceans advocate. In 2018 Victoria sailed across the North Pacific with marine scientists from Honduras and the UK to document the effects of micro-plastic accumulation on local communities and marine life.

Victoria is available for a range of corporate events; from conference and awards hosting to chairing panel discussions.

Victoria is a news presenter on BBC World News. She anchors The Briefing, a live news programme that broadcasts to 300 million people across the week. The show sets the day’s news agenda; debating the most important international stories with contributors from across the globe. (The programme is the BBC’s highest-rated live news show by its audience.) Victoria also presents BBC Breakfast in the UK. She began working in the broadcast industry in 2008 as a business journalist covering the financial crisis from London and later from New York as North America business correspondent. She went on to launch the BBC‘s flagship business programme, Business Live.

To book Victoria Fritz to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Victoria is known to cover the following topics:

  • Transport & Travel
  • British Politics
  • Brexit & The EU
  • Brexit’s Effect On Transport
  • Drive & Determination
  • TV Presenting
  • Broadcasting
  • Overcoming Adversity