An experienced British TV/Radio Presenter, Polly Middlehurst is best recognised as a familiar face on the leading rolling news channel Sky News, where she anchored live news from London for 20 years, covering major breaking news events from royal weddings and the deaths of Hollywood stars to political uprisings and the latest international business/market news.
Now Polly divides her time between being an Event Moderator, Chair and Media Resilience Coach while still working as a TV Presenter.
Polly also appears as ‘CNN News Anchor’ in the upcoming all-woman spy movie ‘355’, directed by Simon Kinberg, featuring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o and Penelope Cruz – due for worldwide release in early 2021.
Business Event Moderator/Chair: In January 2020, Polly hosted the launch of a private equity fund at the very top of the landmark ‘Gherkin’ building in the City of London for JPD Capital, steering the conversation between a prestigious panel of MPs and leading industry figures for the benefit of invited guests.
Expert at getting the best out of her delegates, Polly was hired by Hewlett Packard for their mobile tech conference at the London Excel Centre; and the Lego Bricklive team flew her to Beijing to formally introduce the Chinese Premier and the Prince of Monaco to invited guests at ‘The Bird’s Nest’ Stadium, as well as hosting a discussion evening for elite Chinese special guests.
Polly regularly interviews executives at corporate events up and down the UK and across Europe, chairing topical and political debates and mediating at investor forums in the medical (Proactive Healthcare Forum at The Chesterfield, Mayfair) and energy sectors (Oil Capital Conference for Riverfort Capital).
Polly has moderated in Toronto, Canada at the annual PDAC Convention, the world’s premier international event for the minerals and mining industry.
Polly’s other clients include Public Health England and the UK’s Ambulance Service, for whom she regularly hosts at the national paramedic HART teams’ centre of excellence in western England.
Media Resilience Coach: Polly is a senior trainer on the team which prepares Britain’s ambassadors to meet the media before they are posted on to their worldwide embassies.
Polly also advises on media matters for NATO, the MOD, Public Health England as well as teaching corporate delegates at The London Business School.
TV Presenting: Polly still enjoys time in front of the camera, broadcasting to Britain’s Armed Forces globally on Forces TV and on forces.net/news as well as interviewing leading financial experts at the London Stock Exchange for the Wall Street Journal online edition.
Also a seasoned Voiceover Artist, Polly’s ‘trustworthy, clear and authoritative’ tone, described as a ‘warm news delivery’ is a sought-after choice for digital/TV/radio campaigns, e-learning, voicemail systems, information delivery, narration and live events.