Anita Rani is the presenter of Countryfile (BBC1) and a regular contributor to The One Show (BBC1). She has also presented many travel-inspired documentaries for the BBC including the two part series, Refugee Camp; Our Desert Home, New York: America’s Busiest City and The World’s Busiest Railway Station, which featured as part of the BBC’s Indian Season in 2015.
Her other presenting credits include the property programmes Escape to the Continent and the RTS award-winning Four Rooms on Channel 4.
As a live presenter, Anita has fronted segments for This Morning (ITV), hosted Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace to more than 125,000 visitors and in 2011, reported live from the Royal Wedding for the BBC.
Anita has also participated in the award-winning BBC entertainment shows, Who Do You Think You Are and Strictly Come Dancing, joining the live tour at the start of 2017. Anita also participated in Comic Relief’s Great British Bake Off where she won the charity competition.
Anita is a popular host and in high demand for both presenting and speaking events. Through her travels, Anita has many stories to tell that will both intrigue and entertain audiences. Her experience as a live presenter makes her an excellent choice of after-dinner speaker or events hosts for any occasion.
Prior to joining Sky News, Lorna spent several years with Westcountry TV – initially as a researcher and then as a reporter and presenter. During her time there she covered the Devon road protests and the environmentalist “Swampy’s” eight day long underground protest. In her final two years she presented Westcountry Live.
Lorna was named the BT West Young Journalist of the Year in 1997. A year later she was honoured by the Queen at a Buckingham Palace Reception for young achievers.
Lorna grew up in Cornwall, a region to which she still remains deeply attached although she has left behind her rugby-playing days with Bodmin. Her first experience of broadcast journalism was with BBC Radio Cornwall and Pirate FM Cornwall. She graduated in Communication Studies from the University of Glamorgan and completed a post-graduate course in Broadcast Journalism.
Away from the Sky News studio, Lorna enjoys hiking and playing the piano.