You're here: Home - Biography & Images - Penny Smith

Penny Smith - Biography and Images

Penny Smith was a well know icon to breakfast television. Penny departed GMTV in June 2010.

Penny began her career as a reporter and feature writer on the Peterborough Evening Telegraph. After four years, she left to backpack through Central and South America and South East Asia where she reported and presented on a current affairs programme for Radio Television Hong Kong.

In 1984 she joined Radio Trent as a reporter/presenter and then worked for Central Television as press officer for documentaries and drama. After that she co-presented the local evening news for Border Television and after a year she co-presented Thames News with Andrew Gardner.

Penny then moved to Sky News before becoming presenter of GMTV`s ‘News Hour’ in April 1993. Penny has also presented ‘Crime Monthly’, ‘Crime Net’, ‘Crime File’ and ‘Crime Fighters’ for Carlton, ‘Most Wanted’ for LWT, ‘Going For A Song’ for the BBC and ‘Celebrity’ for ITV. She also co-presented the final series of The Krypton Factor alongside veteran host Gordon Burns in 1995. She has written for a number of national newspapers and magazines, including a beauty column for ‘Femail’ in the Daily Mail and articles in ‘Essentials’ magazine, ‘Good Housekeeping’ and ‘Woman and Home’.

In 2000 she was voted the 92nd sexiest woman in the world by readers of FHM.

She likes yoga, opera, tennis and hiking.

Diana Magnay is Moscow correspondent for Sky News She is an experienced journalist who has in-depth experience covering international affairs for CNN and Channel 4 News including the Arab Spring, war in Ukraine and numerous deployments to Russia. She led CNN’s breaking news coverage on…

Radzi Chingyanganya – born 12th September 1986 – is a presenter of the BBC children’s TV programme Blue Peter and a co-presenter for the ITV gameshow Cannonball since 2017. He began presenting the programme in October 2013, previously having presented Wild on CBBC. He was…

Robin Cousins – born 17th August 1957 – is a British former competitive figure skater. He is the 1980 Olympic champion, the 1980 European champion, a three-time (1978, 1979 & 1980) World medalist and four-time (1977, 1978, 1979 & 1980) British national champion obtained during…

Jon Eley – born 19th August 1984 – is a British short track speed skater who competed at both the 2006 Winter Olympics, the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Olympics. Eley finished fifth in the 500 metres in Torino, and was a member…

Jackie Lockhart – born 22 March 1965 – is a Scottish curler. She has competed prolifically in major international competitions for Scotland, and for the Great Britain team that competes at the Olympic Winter Games. She was part of the BBC’s commentary team for the…