It was at London’s number one radio station, Capital FM, where Caroline began winning over audiences from just 18 years old. On-air for six years alongside Chris Tarrant and Neil Fox, she made her name as the station’s dynamic “Flying Eye”, and presenting her own regular shows.
But it wasn’t just travel news, Caroline reported on the Hatfield rail crash, the London bomb threats of 1997, and the Brit Awards – providing a live flavour of the most exciting city in the world to 4 million listeners.
GMTV sent Caroline to Hollywood as their West Coast reporter for a stint, and she was a regular on their sofa – presenting showbiz and competitions. Her roots in journalism (she trained as a journalist - coming third in the country in the exam) were the draw that took her to BBC1 News (South East) as Presenter and Reporter, having also previously co-presented the breakfast show on the ITV News Channel.
Caroline created and hosted regular news and entertainment programmes for BBC Radio Five Live - the prestigious national talk radio network. Her programme “The Juice” – an intelligent two hour entertainment and media programme – grew audiences by a third (RAJAR) in just its first 3 months on air and continued to grow – landing big interviews from Victoria Beckham to Michael Moore and getting five stars weekly from Heat magazine. The “Weekend News” followed, co-presenting with Matthew Bannister, and the opportunities to broadcast live from the Academy Awards and Edinburgh Festival for Five Live Breakfast.
Then, Caroline launched LBC 97.3’s new Drivetime Show, once again plumping up audience figures and landing strong interviews – from the Chancellor to the London Mayor. The second Gulf War broke out during the first few months and Caroline’s strong journalistic background was a solid basis for the news based daily show. Caroline went on to host a very popular phone in programme for four further years.
Caroline scooped the Prince Philip Medal in 2007 for “Outstanding achievement in Radio and Journalism”.
Her chatty warm nature have led her to be a regular contributor to many TV and Radio programmes – including Jersey Royals (MTV), Vanessa Show (Channel 5) Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV1), Sky News, The Wright Stuff (C5) and Heston’s Fairytale Feast on Channel 4 (2010). Caroline hosted London TV, VH-1, comedy show "Consequently" on Carlton, both series of Saturday night entertainment show “Sky Rocket” on Sky One, and ITV1's live interactive game show "The Mint". Not just a great host, she's also an excellent guest - having taken on Anne Robinson in the Weakest Link (and outwitted her...according to one women's magazine!), Caroline enjoys competing regularly in TV Celebrity Poker Championships, and contributing to various countdown and clip shows.
Caroline co-hosted (with Colin Murray) the huge World Fifpro Awards for Sky One, interviewing the world’s best players from Ronaldo to Lampard to Ronaldhino and for ITV1’s This Morning she interviewed Hugh Grant and covered the red carpet premieres.
Caroline presented London TV, VH-1, comedy show "Consequently" on Carlton, and both series of Saturday night entertainment show “Sky Rocket” on Sky One. Caroline also was a main host of ITV1's live interactive game show "The Mint".
One of the most sought after voiceover artists in the UK, Caroline’s the voice of Channel Four’s Music Show B4, and is regularly heard on radio and TV – for brands including Citroen, Reebok, X-Box, Madonna, Bodyform, Bathstore, Kelloggs, Kylie, Mail on Sunday, Lynx, Felix and many more. She also voices a number of interesting documentaries including “Back On the Job” and the “Gumball Rally” both for ITV, and is the continuity voice of Comedy Central – having previously provided continuity for both Bravo and Living TV. Caroline also plays the lead role of “Amber Rose” - a character in the Sony Playstation game “TV Superstars”.
An excellent corporate and live event presenter, as Emirates Airlines, Virgin Mobile, BAA, Roche Pharmaceutical and many more will testify - Caroline also chaired the political debate at the version of "Question Time" at the Conservative Party Conference.
A real highlight while at Capital FM, was presenting the annual Party In the Park in Hyde Park live on stage in front of 100,000 people!
No stranger to the red carpet and gracing the celebrity pages of magazines in her own right, Caroline’s also bagged interviews with most big stars, from Kate Winslet to Hugh Grant to Wayne Rooney, and is called upon to officially compere and host premieres - including the annual Royal Premiere – in Leicester Square.
Away from work - music, fitness, films, travel and property are passions and areas of expertise for Caroline. She's toured around Vietnam, Cambodia, and South America, owns properties in Europe and Brazil - and has had the opportunity to present a number of travel shows for Sky Travel and The Travel Channel and Thomas Cook TV.
Hard-working Caroline keeps her energy and fitness levels up with military style boot camp fitness classes and running. A certified Advanced SCUBA diver, who also holds a full motorcycle licence, Caroline ran the London Marathon for Marie Curie Cancer Care, and is certainly someone who rises to a challenge.
Versatile, bright (she’s a member of MENSA), accessible and engaging, Caroline’s as at home interviewing politicians as she is chatting with members of the public, a naturally engaging story-teller - who is a natural on Television and Radio.
Caroline's career has seen her DJ-ing Wembley as the support for the biggest female band of all time...and more recently tackling politicians (like London Mayor Ken Livingstone)....Caroline's witty and engaging anecdotes of things she's noticed along the way...
TV's poor cousin?
That old joke about having a "good face for radio"..is it true? Are radio presenters wanabee TV presenters? Caroline valiantly defends the beautiful and intimate medium of radio - I mean, you let her travel in your car with you...and you don't let those telly types do that, do you?