Growing up in a family of lawyers, doctors and accountants, it was perhaps inevitable that Shola initially planned to become a solicitor.
She completed a law degree, a masters in business law and the legal practice course.
However a fateful summer job with the Reuters news agency led to a fundamental change of heart and she decided to make a career in journalism.
She joined Reuters as an assistant producer and was soon promoted to a reporter, where she covered European markets from the London Stock Exchange, US markets from the Nasdaq market site, events like the global telecommunications conference in Monaco and interviewed the chief executives of some of the world’s largest companies.
She joined the BBC in May 2002 and is currently a business presenter on BBC News 24.
Away from work Shola is a movie buff and a lover of jazz music and all its derivatives.
She loves playing tennis but says she remains desperately unfit.
She adds that she’s a voracious reader and hopes to one day publish her great but as yet unwritten novel.
Charlotte Hawkins is a presenter on Good Morning Britain Charlotte’s broadcasting career has spanned nearly 15 years, presenting most recently alongside Eamonn Holmes on Sky’s Sunrise. Joining ITN in 1999, Charlotte was one of the first journalists at the Paddington… Read more
Maryam Nemazee is an Iranian-British news anchor currently freelancing for Sky News, previously presenting for Bloomberg Television and Al Jazeera English. Maryam was a London-based anchor and the host of Bloomberg Television’s weekday program, “The Pulse with Maryam Nemazee,” which… Read more
Philippa Tomson is a presenter on Sky News In 1999 at the age of 18 she trained as a journalist and later became the chief reporter for the Express & Star in Wolverhampton. In March 2002 she joined ITV News… Read more
Julie Etchingham is a presenter of the ITV News at Ten. ITV News Julie joined ITV to front the reformed News at Ten in December ’07, Her first News at Ten bulletin was on 14th January 2008. She co-presented ITN’s… Read more
Polly Whitehouse is a presenter on 5 News and Sky News.