Marverine Cole is an award-winning Journalist and Broadcaster. Live TV Presenting live Local, National and International News bulletins, as well as hosting live Lifestyle shows is her forte. No live situation phases her.
Twenty Five years working in the media, with 15 of those as a Journalist, and having clocked up over 3,500 hours of live scripted and unscripted TV presenting, it’s clear that Marverine is a seasoned Television News Presenter and Producer.
On television, she currently freelances for BBC Midlands Today and 5 News as a Presenter, and is an Industry News Reporter for ITN Productions. Her past credits include anchoring the 5-hour rolling news programme, ‘World News and Business Report’ for Sky News; anchoring the News Hour for Arise News from its London HQ, establishing and leading the Video Journalism team at IBT Media in Canary Wharf and even a stint hosting live shows for Britain’s most successful and profitable TV retailer, QVC UK.
On radio, Marverine recently presented BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live programme. She won Journalist of the Year at the 2019 BUPA Mind Media Awards for Black Girls Don’t Cry, the 30-minute documentary she presented and produced for BBC Radio 4. The world of female gambling addicts was her first documentary for BBC Radio 4 called 'Lucky Be A Lady Tonight' which she produced and presented.
She also produced 'Ladies With Lyrics', a one-hour programme for BBC 1Xtra about the rising female stars of the UK grime MC scene. For 2 years she hosted her own weekly radio talk show on BBC Radio WM. She has also stood in BBC Radio 5 Live's 'Up All Night'.
Marverine is also Voiceover Artist, and a consummate Events, Conference and Awards Host. The Inspire Summit, Courageous Kids Awards, Midlands Media Awards, Edison TV, Linklaters, Commonwealth Connects and Czech brewery, Pilsner Urquell, to name just a few of her happy customers!
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. She also is a Visiting Lecturer in Journalism & Media.
Marverine is one of Britain's leading female beer commentators and is a Beer Sommelier (accredited by the UK Beer Academy). 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.
Countless appearances on ITV and BBC Daytime shows with Alan Titchmarsh Show, Holly & Phil and Gabby Logan have seen Marverine conducting beer tastings with celebs, 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