Juliette Foster has enjoyed a high-profile media career presenting flagship programmes for some of Britain’s leading broadcasters. She has been a TV reporter, TV and radio presenter and currently runs a media communications business specialising in conference moderating, public speaking, broadcasting and media training.
Juliette was born in the UK in 1964 and attended the University of Wales, Lampeter from 1982 to 1985 where she graduated with a degree in History/Church History.
After graduating Juliette trained as a Radio Journalist at the London College of Printing. She then worked as a freelance reporter at BBC Radio London and in 1988 secured her first job in television as a researcher for the BBC current affairs programme Brass Tacks. Juliette was one of six people chosen by the AACRT (Asian, African Caribbean Reporters Trust) to train as a BBC television reporter. The goal of the trust, which was set up by the BBC’s first black governor Dame Jocelyn Barrow, was to recruit and develop young people from Britain’s ethnic minority communities and steer them towards building media careers in the Corporation.
Juliette eventually left the BBC and joined the breakfast television station TV-am as a production journalist. Two years later she was promoted to the role of Regional Reporter for the East and West Midlands. When TV-am lost its broadcast franchise, Juliette worked as a freelance reporter and later joined the US broadcaster Bloomberg Business Television where she hosted the morning, weekend and evening shows.
In 2001, she joined Sky News, initially as a business anchor, and when on to present some of the channel’s flagship programmes including Live at Five, Sky News at Ten, and the award-winning breakfast programme Sunrise. After leaving Sky News in 2006 Juliette freelanced at the BBC where she worked as a business presenter for the BBC News Channel and BBC World. 2006 was also the year when she founded Magnus Communications, which offers media strategy, media training, conference facilitation and broadcast services. As Managing Director, she has brought over 30 years of experience to the business and built an impressive portfolio of clients including PWC, DMA, Black Rook Productions, SIBOS & the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development).
Juliette’s work has been formally recognised by the banking giant HSBC and The European Federation of Black Women Business Owners, which honoured her with a professional award in recognition of her achievements. She was voted TV Personality of the Year at the 2014 BEFTA awards for anchoring the show This Day Live on the African channel Arise News.
An experienced speaker and moderator with first-class conference and debate-hosting skills, Juliette is an accomplished performer.
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