Rosie Boycott

Rosie Boycott - TV Presenter - Climate Change Speaker - Awards Host

Rosie regularly appears on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week, Question Time, Any Questions, The Late Review and various other talk shows and arts programmes.  She was the subject of a one-off documentary on her editorship of The Independent. Rosie is a member of and media advisor for the Council of Europe, a director of the Hay on Wye Literary Festival and is also involved with Warchild and StreetSmart.
In 2002 Rosie presented Life Etc for the BBC - a major series which addressed morals, faith and ethics and in the same year also presented the film on Diana, Princess of Wales, for the BBC2's Great Britons series. In 2005 she wrote and presented The Trouble With Being A Woman for Channel 4 and also made a film about the dangers of cannabis for ITV1's Tonight with Trevor McDonald.


In 2009 she appeared in a BBC1 documentary about homelessness where she slept rough for 10 days in London.
Rosie was a founder of Spare Rib magazine and Virago press, and was the first woman to edit a broadsheet and daily newspaper. She has edited Esquire, The Independent on Sunday, The Independent and The Daily and Sunday Express. She has also contributed to and edited newspapers and magazines in Kuwait, Hong Kong and the USA.
Her books include Batty Bloomers and Boycott, A Nice Girl Like Me (her autobiography) and All For Love, a novel.
In 2008 she was appointed Food Tsar by London mayor Boris Johnson.
Rosie has a wealth of experience hosting events and award ceremonies, both at home and abroad and is a popular public speaker. She splits her time between London and an farm in Dorset where she grows produce sold at local farmer’s markets.