Julia Hardy

TV, Radio Presenter & Writer

An experienced TV presenter, writer, radio presenter, YouTuber and live host, Julia Hardy is an expert in technology and video games. She is the current BBC Radio 1 Video Games presenter, where she is often seen producing monthly visual content for iPlayer, and is referenced as a gaming expert at interviews, in short films and on the radio. As a result of her expertise, Julia produced a new show from the biggest gaming convention in the world, Los Angeles’ E3 Expo.

Beginning her career in 2005, Julia became a founding presenter of Rockworld TV, where she co-presented Rockjaw and was a field reporter covering live music events all around the UK, such as Download Festival, Maschinenfestand the Reading and Leeds Festivals. This first experience in the media industry firmly set Julia up for success, as she went on the present on Current TV, Ginx TV and later set up her own online television show, AE:On.

With her own YouTube account, itsjuliahardy, she covers content such as vlogs, travel, technology and gaming, providing entertainment for a large following of over 18K. Furthermore, Julia became the host of Radio 1’s first ever video game themed radio show and has done her own featured reports on the main Radio 1’s news section. She has also interviewed some of the biggest names in the gaming world, having presented shows from some of the biggest video game events around the world. As a result of this, she had the opportunity to present the TV coverage of the BAFTA Games Awards.

Having previously spoken at TEDx about how sexism affects us all, it is clear that Julia is passionate about female equality and supporting women into technology and the gaming industry. Thus, she hosted the Women in Games Awards and has sat on a host of panels aimed at getting women into technology and gaming. Julia also has a blog called Misogyny Monday, which discusses the abuse that women receive online in a witty and up-beat manner.

A keen advocate for Human Rights, having lived in a Burmese refugee camp for a year, Julia gave up alcohol for 365 days in 2016 to raise money for Amnesty International. An enthusiastic and passionate speaker, presenter and host, Julia has a particular interest in race cars, video gaming, technology and female empowerment. Julia is versatile, exciting and engaging, clear shown by her previous diverse work experience and would be a brilliant addition to any event as a presenter, events host or speaker.

To book Julia Hardy 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.