Ben Hunte - entertainment presenter and journalist
Ben is a brilliant new journalist and Entertainment presenter!
Ben is best known as the BBC's first dedicated LGBT Correspondent, filing news reports for the 6 O'Clock News and 10 O'Clock News as well as all the national radio networks. His appointment led to him being honoured as the cover star for Attitude Magazine's 25th anniversary edition.
Since starting the role in April 2019, his biggest stories include breaking the news of HRH Prince William supporting a potential LGBT royal, how black male victims of sexual abuse are 'ignored' in statistics and fronting a season of coverage celebrating 50 years since the Stonewall Riots. His digital films have also been seen by millions and his journalism has already been nominated for awards, including by the Royal Television Society, PinkNews and British LGBT Awards. In 2019 he was awarded an ‘Alumni Laureate Award’ by the University of Nottingham, where he studied a Neuroscience degree on a full scholarship.
Ben's journey began in 2013 when he was runner-up in Blue Peter's search for a new presenter. Over 20,000 people applied for the role before the final 10 battled it out across eight weeks on CBBC's Blue Peter: You Decide!.
Ben faced numerous challenges that encompassed every aspect of being an entertainment presenter, including interviewing pop stars, doing a Blue Peter "here's one I made earlier" and presenting from a moving rollercoaster, each passed with aplomb. With his infectious smile and personality, Ben continually won over the judges, including Eamonn Holmes, and got expert advice from Dick & Dom.
As a professional presenter, highlights include covering the Electric Love Festival in Austria and reporting for Match of the Day Kickabout on CBBC.
In 2016 Ben decided to expand his expertise by pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. He has since made investigative films for Channel 5 News, BBC London and Radio 1's Newsbeat. In 2017 he produced and presented his own series as part of the Gay Britannia season on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
In 2018 Ben fronted What's New? for BBC Africa. Similar to Newsround, the programme was a news and current affairs series aimed at children and broadcast across Africa.
For more information about Ben Hunte please contact his agent Andrew Wilson: Andrew@cloud9management.co.uk
BLUE PETER: YOU DECIDE!
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Ben is an energetic and enthusiastic presenter on TV, radio and stage. If you would like to book him please contact his agent.