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Natasha started her television career as a presenter on ‘F2F’, a youth chat show, in 1996 alongside Sacha Baron Cohen. She then moved on to present the morning news bulletin show for Meridian TV and within six months was presenting their evening news programme, ‘Meridian Tonight’. In 1999, Natasha moved to the ITV news network where she stayed for a year. 2000 saw her move to SkyNews to present ‘Live at Five’ with Jeremy Thompson, as well as the breakfast show ‘Sunrise’. While she was there, the channel won a Bafta for Best News Channel.

In 2002, Natasha joined the BBC to present ‘BBC Breakfast’ alongside Dermot Murnaghan. She also appeared on News at Six when Sophie Raworth was on maternity leave in 2005. In 2006, Natasha became the third woman to present BBC Ten o’clock News and continued to appear on the programme into 2007, alongside BBC One o’clock News.

The BBC confirmed that Natasha was moving to become a presenter on Five News in October 2007. She made her first broadcast for Five in February 2008 with her first bulletin reportedly being watched by a million viewers.

Natasha has diverted from presenting the news on several occasions, the most memorable is her appearance on the first series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2004. With Brendan Cole as her partner, she went on to win the competition. This was later named as ‘Top Entertainment Moment, 2004’. Natasha then co-presented the second series with Bruce Forsyth as maternity cover for Tess Daly. She also hosted the one off special ‘Strictly African Dancing’ alongside Martin Offiah.

On top of her achievements on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, Natasha was also named the Variety Club’s ‘TV Personality of the Year and Newscaster of the Year at the TRIC Awards.

Other TV appearances include a number of episodes of the sitcom, ‘My Hero’ as a news reader and a cameo appearance in ‘Torchwood’. Following her ancestory, Natasha took part in ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ which was broadcast in September 2007.

Natasha is also a patron of the medical relief agency ‘Merlin and The Willow Foundation’, which organises special days for seriously ill young adults.

A hugely popular face on the circuit Natasha brings not only professionalism and a fantastic ability to host live events but she also adds a touch of glamour.
Award winning newscaster Natasha Kaplinsky is one of televisions best known presenters. She is a fantastic conference facilitator and awards host who adds a touch of glamour to any event.
Natasha Kaplinsky at Womenspeakers.co.uk

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