Anna Botting has been in broadcasting for 30 years. Starting at the BBC, for the last 25 years she’s been a presenter at Sky News, currently hosting Sky News at Ten and the evening’s popular Press Preview.
Her journalism has taken her around the world: most recently to Ukraine, but Anna also covered the collapse of Islamic State from Mosul, in Northern Iraq; the fall of Gaddafi in Libya; the Japanese tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster; the disappearance of Madeleine McCann; and recently for a TV first in ‘Deep Ocean Live’ from the Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean, the first live programme broadcast from a submersible, hundreds of feet down.
Anna never intended to be a presenter, But her first ‘try-out’ in the studio saw an IRA bomb go off in London, a train derailment in Derbyshire and a hijacked plane come into land at Stansted Airport, all in the first 20 minutes. There was no going back.
Anna has sailed the Fastnet race, climbed the highest mountain in the Andes, in Africa and in the Alps. And now enjoys hill walking with her children in the Lakes, as well as music, art, food and growing her own veg.