Helen Fospero is one of the most trusted faces in British broadcasting. She is a respected journalist with more than 25 years’ experience of news editing, reporting, broadcasting live on location and anchoring in the studio, including 24 hour rolling news. She is also a philanthropist and is well known for her warmth and personality.
During her nine years at Sky, Helen made documentaries for Reuters TV including a film for the 25th anniversary of the pit tragedy in Aberfan in Wales and another for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme which featured her grandfather: the last surviving member of his Chums regiment. Helen also conducted half hour specials with Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono.
Helen rose to prominence on ITV’s breakfast sofa when she hosted GMTV, Daybreak and Lorraine spending three years in New York as ITV’s US correspondent where she covered the Bush/Gore election campaign, the attack on the World Trade Centre and the subsequent War on Terror.
Helen went on to specialise in entertainment conducting interviews with the likes of Robert Redford, Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Annie Lennox and Sir Elton John. Helen has filmed specials with Sir Elton in Australia, New York and at his home in the South of France. Helen also conducted celebrity interviews on The Oscars red carpet and at Cannes Film Festival.
Helen is currently reporting for BBC1’s The One Show, which is seen by 5 million viewers per night. Helen has made films for Watchdog, appeared as a guest on Countdown. Helen also is a brand ambassador for Barnardos and has been a supporter of the charity since 2013.
Helen is passionate about health, fitness and wellbeing. She trains with world renowned A-List trainer Ruben Tabares at his gym at the Mandarin Oriental. Helen also helped set up spinal injuries charity NSIF ten years ago when a friend’s son was paralysed in a swimming accident on his gap year. The charity has raised over £5 million.