Brenda Emmanus’ media career has been long standing and consistent. Over the years, she has extended her professional skills in TV, radio and print journalism. She is currently BBC London News: Art, Culture and Entertainment Correspondent – a role which allows her to combine creativity and journalism; across TV, radio and online output.
Brenda’s profile rose as one of the co presenters on BBC One’s: The Clothes Show, which she contributed to for five years. She has since fronted: the interior design show The Terrace, The Midweek National Lottery and features for Holiday, all on BBC1. She was also one of the main presenters, on Healthy Holidays and Money Makeovers for Granada and Sky Television.
As a regular face on ITV’s This Morning, Brenda Emmanus teamed up with Richard Madely and Judy Finnigan; as their fashion and entertainment expert.
She is no stranger to radio, having contributed to various broadcast outlets. Presenting the Early Show, live on BBC Radio Two, and as a frequent guest on: Radio Five Live and Radio 4’s Women’s Hour. For several years Brenda fronted the youth magazine show Megamix, for BBC World Service; and a film and entertainment gossip slot for, Choice FM radio.
Editing & Writing
Previously an Arts and Features Editor for The Voice Newspaper; Brenda has also edited a special magazine for International Women’s Month and been a judge for two anthologies, commissioned by Penguin Books. Besides this, she has also had several short stories published.
As a freelance writer Brenda has contributed feature articles to: Luxure, Pride, Cosmopolitan and Caribbean Eye magazines; as well as The Observer and New Nation newspapers.
Awards & Honours
- Visiting Professor – University of the Arts
- BA (Hons) Media Studies
- Cosmopolitan Magazine ‘Woman of the Year’ Nominee
- Media Award – Voice Newspaper
- Judge – (Costume Designs) BAFTA Awards
- Media Achievement Award – European Federation of Black Women Business Owners
- Finalist – EMMA Awards
- Common Purpose, Arts Council’s Cultural Leadership Programme
- BBC Mentoring and Development Programme
Brenda is consistently in high demand, to host live shows and events.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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