Victoria Hollins arrived in London after growing up in Belgium and the Netherlands. She “crossed the newsroom” to work in TV after five years as a reporter and newsreader at BBC London 94.9FM. Victoria Hollins studied at the British School in the Netherlands and the British School of Brussels, before studying at the University of Birmingham from 1995. She then did a post graduate diploma in Journalism at Cardiff University.
Victoria Hollins 40 joined the BBC in 1999 on their journalistic training scheme, working on local BBC radio stations, then as a news presenter on BBC Radio Five Live. She spent five years at BBC London 94.9, before joining the BBC London News on TV.
She says: “The best bit of the job is getting to report different stories every day, and interviewing everyone from people in the pub to leading politicians. It’s a privilege to get access to parts of the capital that few people ever get to see – like the top of Big Ben or the red carpet in Leicester Square.”