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Martine Croxall, host of #KPBA 2024

Although we were due to have BBC Analysis Editor Ros Atkins as this year's host, he is understandably now unavailable due to the General Election. Martine Croxall, who did an excellent job of hosting last year, has very kindly stepped in.

 

Martine Croxall is a journalist and presenter with BBC News. She began her career with work experience at BBC Radio Leicester in 1991, before moving into TV with the regional programme East Midlands Today and then in 1997 onto Newsroom South East which later became BBC South East Today. 

 

Martine joined BBC News at TV Centre 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 Asian tsunami, the Kashmir earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, the election of Barack Obama, the financial crash of 2008, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the death of Prince Philip, the pandemic and the Ukraine conflict.

 

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 Academy, teaching journalists how to develop their own style in the digital age.  

 

Martine said: “I'm delighted to be returning to host the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards again. I am looking forward to celebrating local and regional journalism that still matters so much to its readers, listeners and viewers.”    

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