Helen Fospero is currently making films for BBC One’s Watchdog and The One Show, and regularly hosts BBC 94.9’s breakfast show with Paul Ross. She is one of the most popular and trusted faces in British broadcasting, and a respected journalist.
Helen Fospero has more than 25 years experience of news editing, reporting, broadcasting live on location and anchoring in the studio, including 24 hour rolling news.
She is perhaps best known for her work on ITV’s breakfast sofa, anchoring shows like GMTV and Lorraine. She was ITV’s U.S. Correspondent from 2000-2003, originally sent to New York and Washington for the Bush/Gore election campaign. On September the 11th, she was the only British TV journalist to witness the towers come down.
Helen Fospero was one of the first journalists hired by Sky News when it launched. She worked as a news editor, reporter, field producer, and went on to present live 24 hour news. She specialized for a while in entertainment, securing interviews with stars like Robert Redford, George Clooney and Elton John. In fact Elton still asks for Helen by name. She’s done specials with him in Australia, New York, at his home in the South of France, and in Hull!
During her nine years at Sky, Helen Fospero made documentaries for Reuters, including specials on the pit tragedy in Aberfan; The Somme, and in depth chats with Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono.
After her stint in New York the then Director General of the BBC – Greg Dyke – poached Helen to be the face of the new BBC Look North when he split her home region in two.
Helen Fospero’s father was a regional newspaper editor and it comes as no surprise therefore that Helen started her career on Fleet Street.