2019 is undoubtedly Ria Hebden’s breakout year, as she joins BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live, the programme that gets to the heart of some of the big stories of the week as the new presenter working alongside, Sean Fletcher.
Passionate about telling stories that celebrate diversity, champion women and inspire the next generation, Ria has notched up an impressive portfolio of work which includes; presenting live for ITV’s This Morning, appearing on BBC Two’s Strictly It Takes Two as a Friday night panellist, and reporting for Sunday Morning Live on the subject of Mental Health.
Ria has interviewed a plethora of A-list celebrities throughout her career which include; Sandi Toksvig and Kim Cattrall about the #MeToo movement at the Women in Film & Television Awards; Sir Lenny Henry in the week he was awarded his CBE for MOBO and Idris Elba and John Boyega at the Screen Nation Awards, discussing the on- going diversity issue that is influencing British onscreen talent to migrate to the US. And last year, saw Ria nominated as ‘Presenter of the Year’ by the Diversity in Media Awards.
In addition to presenting, Ria also hosts prestigious industry awards for the Royal Television Society, MIPCOM and the Jack Petchey Foundation and chairs industry panel discussions forBAFTA and RTS Futures. Ria is frequently requested as an industry spokesperson at ‘Women in Media’ events, she proudly mentors young people through the Media Trust and is a 2017 Mentee of the prestigious Women in Film & Television Network.
Through her production company, Carpe Diem Media Productions, Ria presents and produces her own inspirational, digital talk show, Wonder Women TV – which champions the stories of trailblazing women who work in the creative industries – along with Wonder Women Live! The annual live event held on International Women’s Day.