Fi Glover / Speaker Profile

Fi Glover

Fi Glover

Fi Glover is a multi-award winning broadcaster and writer.

She is one of this country's best known radio voices, and was voted the 9th Most Powerful Voice on Radio in the Radio Times 2010. Fi won a Sony Gold and a Sony Silver for her most recent show, Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4, as well as a Sony Silver Award for Broadcasting House on Radio 4, a Bronze Award for the GLR Breakfast Show and has received four other nominations over the last ten years.

Fi has worked on Radio 4, Radio Five Live, Radio 2, and GLR. Having left Saturday Live in April 2011 she is now presenting a landmark three year documentary series for BBC Radio called Generations Apart. She has also been a panellist on Just a Minute.

Over the last fifteen years in broadcasting Fi has also presented Rough Justice Live on Channel 4, The Technophobes Guide to the Future on BBC 2, and she has appeared on The Apprentice and Call My Bluff. Most recently she has appeared as a contestant on BBC 2's Sport Relief does the Great British Bake Off!

Fi cut her teeth on the BBC's Trainee Reporter scheme in 1993, travelling the country working for local radio stations. She used some of those experiences in her 2001 book Travels With My Radio, which became a Top Twenty Bestseller on Amazon. She joined GLR in London as a junior reporter, ending up presenting the Breakfast Show there after three years. She then left to work on Five Live where she presented the Late Night Show, the award winning Sunday Service and the mid morning phone in. From 1997 to 1999 she also presented The Travel Show on BBC 2, travelling to thirty-six countries in just three years.

Fi returned to Broadcasting House at the start of 2005 to take over the helm of BBC Radio 4 and to help create and launch Saturday Live on Radio 4 in 2006.

Fi is an experienced conference facilitator, awards host and speaker. Her corporate work has included chairing major events for Clifford Chance, hosting the 2010 Charity Commission Awards, the 2010 Independent Publisher's Awards, the 2011 United for All Ages Awards the 2011 Stirling Prize for RIBA in Rotherham, and facilitating a symposium for Merck at the COGI conference in Paris.

Fi is on the board of Sound Women, the industry organisation promoting women's rights within the industry and was Chair of Judges for the 2009 Orange Prize for Women's Literature. She has written columns for The Guardian and Women's Weekly and currently writes a weekly opinion piece for Waitrose Weekend.

Fi lives with her partner Rick and their two children in East London.


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