Marverine Cole is an award-winning Journalist and Broadcaster. Her versatilty and experience is second-to-none. Live TV broadcasting is her forte. Her ability to handle presenting International News bulletins, and hosting live Lifestyle television shows is remarkable.
Marverine is a seasoned Television News Presenter and Producer. She's also a Radio Documentary Producer, Voiceover and a consummate Corporate Events Host (Edison TV, BP Graduate Recruitment, Linklaters, Commonwealth Connects and Czech brewery, Pilsner Urquell, to name a few, have all been happy customers). She's a qualified Broadcast Journalist - deft at writing her own scripts and producing features.
She's clocked up hundreds of hours of live television and there are very few presenting challenges or situations she cannot handle. Marverine is the perfect addition to your On-Screen presenting line-up, if you're seeking to increase diversity in your programming.
Marverine currently juggles two presenting roles: a Newsreader for Arise TV - reading bulletins and co-anchoring the daily Arise Newshour. She's also a live host for Britain's longest-running and most successful shopping channel, QVC - which is part of the world's largest video and e-commerce retail network. Day-in, day-out Marverine works with open talkback, scripts and autocue, as well as in a totally unscripted environment, with no autocue - all with the greatest of ease!
Marverine honed her journalistic skills at BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Midlands Today, ITV Central News and BBC Radio WM in Birmingham. Sky News lured her away from Birmingham to London with an offer she could not refuse: to 'fly solo', anchoring the 5-hour 'World News & Business Report' programme.
In her role as Senior Video News Producer/Presenter for The International Business Times UK, Marverine led a small team producing online news features about everything from the financial stability of Europe, to ethnic cleansing in Burma. The team was nominated for Best Video Journalism at the Online Media Awards in 2013.
When it comes to Radio, Marverine has extensive experience here: for 2 years she hosted her own weekly radio talk show on BBC Radio WM. She also stood in for Dotun Adebayo and Rhod Sharp on BBC Radio 5 Live's 'Up All Night' programme - a 5-hour programme featuring news and interviews on issues from around the world.
In terms of documentaries: she produced 'Ladies With Lyrics', a one-hour programme for BBC Radio1Xtra about the rising female stars of the UK rap scene, and she's also explored the world of female gamblers for BBC Radio 4, 'Lucky Be A Lady Tonight' - a 30-minute documentary which she produced and presented.
Marverine has always been committed to helping the next generation of media professionals and aspiring journalists. She regularly mentors undergraduates and postgraduates, she continues to be a judge for the NCTJ's Journalism Diversity Fund, and judges awards for the Royal Television Society and Birmingham Press Club.
Marverine also has something of an unusual hobby. Her regular favourite tipple is beer! she's one of Britain's leading female independent beer writers and is a Beer Sommelier (accredited by the UK Beer Academy). Her website www.beerbeauty.co.uk is her platform for 'spreading the word about the beauty in beer' to women and ber novices galore. She is the first woman to ever win a Gold Award from the British Guild of Beer Writers. She also collected a second Beer Writers Guild award in 2013, alongside the British Beer & Pub Association for her role in fronting a video campaign which persuaded the Chancellor, George Osborne to axe the beer duty escalator.
Marverine's made countless appearances on ITV's Alan Titchmarsh Show, ITV's This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield, and Five's 'Live with Gabby' as a 'beer expert', conducting tastings of a variety of beers with celebrities, discussing the history of beer and imparting her knowledge and passion for Britain's national drink. She's also produced her own documentary feature for BBC Inside Out about women and beer, and threw a party at the request of Oz Clarke and Hugh Dennis for their recent primetime BBC2 series 'Oz & Hugh Raise The Bar'. Marverine's also hosted premier prestigious International Master Bartender Awards in Prague, and a myriad of other beer launches and events for various breweries.
Her website is www.marverinecole.co.uk