Rosie Boycott

A regular co-host on radio and TV, Rosie appears on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week, Question Time, Any Questions, The Late Review and various other talk shows and arts programmes. Rosie makes regular appearances on news programmes and current affairs. She was the subject of a one-off documentary on her editorship of the Independent.

In 2009 Rosie took part in BBC1's Famous, Rich and Homeless, where she survived living on the streets, experiencing life as a homeless person.

Rosie is a member of and Media Advisor for the Council of Europe, a director of the Hay on Wye Literary Festival and is also involved with the charities Warchild, a charity that helps out children affected by war, and StreetSmart, a charity that looks after the homeless.

In 2002 Rosie presented Life Etc for the BBC - a major series which addressed morals, faith and ethics and in the same year also presented a film on Diana, Princess of Wales, for the BBC2's Great Britons series. In 2005 she wrote and presented The Trouble With Being A Woman for Channel 4 and also made a film about the dangers of cannabis for ITV1's Tonight with Trevor McDonald.

Rosie was a founder of Spare Rib magazine and Virago press, and was the first woman to edit a broadsheet and daily newspaper. She has edited Esquire, the Independent on Sunday, the Independent and The Daily and Sunday Express. She has also contributed to and edited newspapers and magazines in Kuwait, Hong Kong and the USA.

Her books include Batty Bloomers and Boycott, A Nice Girl Like Me (her autobiography), All For Love, a novel, and her latest book Our Farm: A Year in the Life of Smallholding. 

Rosie has a wealth of experience hosting events and award ceremonies, both at home and abroad.


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