Martine Croxall, host of #KPBA 2023
Martine Croxall is a journalist and presenter with BBC News and BBC World News. She is also one of the hosts of The Papers, a popular nightly review of the front pages.
She began working with the BBC on work experience at BBC Radio Leicester in 1991, followed by working at East Midlands Today, the BBC regional news programme for the region. In 1997, she worked at Newsroom South East which later became BBC South East Today.
Martine joined BBC News in May 2001 and has covered almost every major news story of our time, broadcasting from London and Washington DC including the aftermath of 9/11, Afghanistan, the Iraq War, the capture of Saddam Hussein, the death of Osama bin Laden, the Asian tsunami, the Kashmir earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, the election of Barack Obama, the financial crash of 2008, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the death of Michael Jackson.
Martine is an accomplished interviewer, who places great importance on thorough research. She excels at breaking news when stories are moving quickly, the running orders and scripts are abandoned and she has to think on her feet, drawing on her knowledge of current affairs and on years spent presenting live TV.
Martine also trains new TV presenters for the BBC’s Language Services, teaching journalists how to develop their own style in the digital age.
Commenting on hosting this year’s Kent Press & Broadcast Awards ceremony, Martine Croxall said: “I'm honoured to be invited to host the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards. Regional reporting played an essential role in my career path. It's where I learned my trade and it taught me how strong local media strengthens communities. I look forward to celebrating Kent's best journalists."