Sarah Smith

Scottish BBC News Reporter

Scottish radio and TV news reporter for the BBC, Sarah Smith, is currently Scotland Editor for the BBC since 2014.

Graduating from the University of Glasgow and began her career as a journalist graduate trainee with the BBC in Scotland. She spent a year living and working in Belfast for the BBC Northern Ireland and was even held at gunpoint by the Ulster Defence Association.

From 2017-2018, Sarah presented “The Sunday Politics on BBC 1. She also, on occasion, presents the Radio 4 Today programme.

Sarah has worked for the BBC as a presenter since 2014 when she was particularly involved in reporting on the Scottish independence referendum as well as interviews and news following the result.

At home, she has spent many years covering UK politics and spent three years as the business correspondent for Channel 4 News where she became accomplished at demanding answers from our political and business leaders and holding decision-makers to account by asking the awkward questions.

Two years later, she moved into news and current affairs; first as assistant producer with ‘Public Eye‘ and ‘Here and Now‘ programmes and then as a producer for BBC programmes such as Newsnight.

Sarah reported for BBC 5 News for two years, after which she transferred to Channel 4. She was the first presenter to appear on air on More4 at the channel’s launch in 2005 as the anchor of More4 News.

Throughout her career, Sarah has covered stories such as the United States presidential elections, the horrific Madrid train bombings, the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith and she gained an exclusive interview with Saddam Hussein’s defence lawyer. The reports on the Madrid train bombings on Channel 4 gained an International Emmy award.

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

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

  • Journalism & Presenting
  • The BBC
  • Motivation & Teamwork
  • World News
  • The Spending Review