Penny Roberts, a graduate of Swansea University, is a journalist and media consultant who spent much of her career working in television and radio as BBC Wales' Chief Reporter. She is one of Wales's most respected and well known television journalists and presenters, with a BBC career that spanned more than two decades. In that time Penny has been at the centre of all the major news events and stories and has built a reputation as a formidable interviewer but is also a presenter who is warm and has a light touch when required.
Penny began her career in independent radio before moving to anchor the main drive-time news programme on BBC Radio Wales. She also worked as the country's network correspondent and has been a regular reporter on Radio 4's 'Today' programme. A move to television followed and for five years Penny anchored 'Wales Today', before being appointed the programme's Chief Reporter.
Penny has reported from America, Asia and Europe, filing stories for both BBC Wales and network television. From politicians to police chiefs to pop stars, Penny has interviewed them all and has earned a reputation as a reporter who knows what questions to ask and what it takes to get to the heart of the story. As well as her work in news and current affairs Penny has co-presented the BBC's daytime 'Crimewatch Roadshow' with Sophie Raworth and Rav Wilding and has made numerous documentaries. Her work has been recognized by a prestigious Royal Television Society Award. The judges described her journalism as 'simply superb'.
She is currently a Director of Tower Media, a media training company which also specialises in the production of films for use on a variety of platforms. Penny has worked extensively with the NHS in Wales as a conference and event host/ presenter for their large annual conference for the past seven years. She is also a trustee for College of Medicine’s charity, the St David’s Foundation which raises money to fund medical research.