Meet our Presenters
Ginny is well known to viewers for her role as the presenter of the iconic BBC ONE travel show, ‘Holiday’. Over four years she got through two passports, took close to a hundred flights and visited 49 different counties as she travelled the world for the programme (and its various spin-offs), turning her hand to everything from ice climbing and diving to tracking wild rhino on foot in the Namibian outback. Her most unusual challenge was a lesson from a tribal chief on how to kill your enemy with a poison dart, something she has yet to put into practise!
Ginny started her career as a trainee in the newsroom of an Australia radio station before making her television debut as a reporter on a news programme aimed at young people. Ginny returned home to Manchester in her mid twenties and worked as a presenter and reporter on a variety of programmes for Granada Television, including their flagship news programme ‘Granada Tonight’.
Ginny is also an experienced print journalist and has written extensively on travel and transport. She was the motoring editor at the ‘News of the World’ and wrote a weekly column, which saw her test driving all manner of vehicles, including cars, vans and tanks! Ginny is also an expert on motoring and transport issues, including government policy, road user’s rights and environmental concerns.
During her time at Sky News Ginny anchored the three-hour live afternoon show ‘Sky News Today’, a slot recognised to the busiest of the day when it comes to breaking news. Ginny reported live on the Conservative and Liberal Democrat leadership elections and dealt with breaking news stories from all over the world, she was reporting live as the enormous impact of Hurricane Katrina was becoming clear. Ginny was also part of the presenting team on the top rating ITV1 current affairs programme, 'Tonight', where she specialised in travel and consumer stories.
Ginnys first holiday was to Butlins at the age of 18 months, her first solo trip abroad was to Sweden at the age of nine and her favourite destinations are India, Australia, New York and Manchester, her home town!