Victoria Derbyshire Biography
Victoria Derbyshire is a well-known British journalist, broadcaster, and newsreader. Victoria Derbyshire (TV program) is a British weekday current affairs program that was simulcast on BBC Two and BBC News Channel from 7 April 2015 to March 2020. She has also hosted BBC Newsnight and Panorama.
She was one of eight women to appear in ITV’s The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night, a breast cancer awareness entertainment documentary. Victoria began her weekday morning news, current affairs, and interview show on BBC Radio 5 Live between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. She left at the same time as colleagues Richard Bacon and Shelagh Fogarty from 5 Live.
Victoria Derbyshire Age
On October 2, 1968, Victoria Derbyshire was born in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, England. She is 54 years old.
Victoria Derbyshire Height
Victoria stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in/1.7 m tall.
Victoria Derbyshire Family
Victoria grew up in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, with her parents. She is Pauline and Anthony Derbyshire’s proud daughter. Her father, Anthony, she claims, abused her, her mother, and her younger brother and sister. She was 16 when her mother finally left with the three children, and she never saw her father again.
In August 2020, she revealed these events on an episode of the BBC’s Panorama Derbyshire about domestic abuse in lockdown. When Victoria was 17, she worked as a summer intern at a furniture factory, which she described as the worst job she had ever had. Between 1994 and 1996, her younger brother, Nick Derbyshire, played county cricket for Essex and Lancashire.
Victoria Derbyshire Husband
Victoria met Mark Sandell at Radio 5 Live and had an affair with him while he was married to Fi Glover, another 5 Live presenters. Victoria and Mark Sandell married in 2018 after being together for 17 years and undergoing breast cancer treatment. The couple also has two children, Oliver and Joe.
Victoria Derbyshire Education
Before studying English language and literature at the University of Liverpool, she attended Bury Grammar School for Girls, an independent school. Victoria later pursued a postgraduate diploma in radio and television journalism at Preston Polytechnic (now the University of Central Lancashire).
Victoria Derbyshire Salary
Victoria receives an annual salary of $83,674.
Victoria Derbyshire’s Net Worth
Victoria’s approximate net worth is $1 million.
Victoria Derbyshire Career
From 2015 to March 2020, Victoria’s eponymous current affairs and debate program aired on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel. She began her weekday morning news, current affairs, and interview program on BBC Radio 5 Live between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., and she remained a 5 Live presenter for 16 years before leaving in late 2014.
She announced on Twitter in August 2015 that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and would be having a mastectomy, but that she would continue to present her show as often as possible during treatment.
Victoria documented her cancer treatment, from mastectomy to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, in video diaries that went viral and were viewed millions of times. In 2018, she appeared on ITV’s The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night, where she and seven other breast cancer survivors inspired women to check their bodies for signs of the disease.