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Samantha Simmonds is a presenter for Sky News.

She joined Sky in 2005 and is one of their main presenters regularly anchoring the main morning, afternoon and evening programmes including the press previews.

Samantha has presented rolling coverage of the breaking news of missing Malaysian Flight MH370, the shooting of two police women in Manchester, the Batman cinema shootings, Michael Jackson’s death, the death of Amy Winehouse and the sentencing and subsequent hanging of Saddam Hussein.

Highlights for Samantha include anchoring live coverage of the London Olympics opening ceremony and presenting on location outside Buckingham Palace during the Royal wedding – covering “the kiss” and interviewing the crowds.

Samantha started reporting for BBC local radio in Yorkshire in 1995 before her first big break in TV – joining Channel 5 as a producer in 1996. In 1997 Samantha became a producer for BBC News 24, before taking up a role as a reporter in 2000. She went on to report for BBC Breakfast in 2001 covering the Soham murders and the explosion of Space Shuttle Colombia. 2003 saw Samantha became a reporter and presenter for BBC London. With the BBC, Samantha covered the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks from New York and reported on the 7/7 bombings in London.

Samantha is married with three young children who keep her on her toes. She enjoys boxing, fast cars and Persian food.

Presenters Andrew Wilson, Lorna Dunkley and Samantha Simmonds are to leave Sky News, according to reports. The Guardian says Wilson informed colleagues in an email early last week saying that among “lots of reasons” for leaving, the move to a new Sky News studio meant…

Name? Samantha Simmonds Where are you from? Leeds How did you get started in broadcasting? I did a postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism at City University in 1994/5 and then went on to report for BBC Local radio in Yorkshire and then moved down to…

Sky News is looking to axe its business bulletins, according to the Guardian. The move would put six jobs at risk but will not affect flagship programmes such as Ian King Live. “We have put forward proposals that will mean we no longer have specific…

On Thursday 8th March 2012, Sky News marked International Women’s day with a female-led presenting team. 6am – 9am: Lorna Dunkley presented Sunrise, with Charlotte Hawkins, Jacquie Beltrao on Sport and Nazaneen Ghaffar on Weather. 9am – 10am: Charlotte Hawkins presented her usual slot. 10am…

Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her north London home on 23rd July 2011 at 15:54. [[Roger Johnson]] broke the news to viewers on the BBC News Channel at 17:39, and [[Samantha Simmonds]] broke the news on Sky News at 17:25. Samantha also broke…