There are many news reporters, weather forecasters, and newsreader at BBC. Similarly, today we are talking about a popular BBC journalist who is the first British journalist to cover the story of Michael Jackson's death, and she is none other than Samantha Simmonds.
Samantha is earning an impressive sum of wealth and is also grabbing wider media attention from her successful professional works. But what about her personal life? Is Simmonds a married woman or she is living a single life at the moment? Know about her love life in the following sections.
The beautiful presenter Samantha was born on 21st August 1973 in Bradford, the United Kingdom, where another journalist Carol Kirkwood was born. Born to her English parents, she is of White ethnicity and holds British nationality. There is no further information about her family background and siblings.
Concerning Simmonds's educational background, she graduated from Leeds Girls High School. Later, she earned her BA degree from Liverpool University. Likewise, Samantha received a postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism from City University London.
Is A Happily Married Woman
The 47-years-old Samantha is a happily married woman. She is in a marital relationship with her beloved husband, Philip Davies. Simmonds met her husband a long time ago and dated him several months before tieing the wedding knot.
However, there is no exact date and venue of their wedding. Talking about her husband Phillip Davies, he is a business consult. There are no further details about him. Since the marriage, Samantha and her spouse Philip are sharing a healthy bond as a perfect married partner.
The married duo is living happily without arising any rumors or controversies regarding their separation.
Shared Three Lovely Children
From the strong marital relationship with hubby Philip, Samantha shared three lovely children. The married partner welcomed their first child, a son, Rafael Davies, in 2009.
Similarly, Samantha & Philip shared their second son named Zevi Davies in 2011. At last, the couple became parents for the third time in 2014, who shared a baby girl named Zeabella Davies. Zeabella is the only daughter of Samantha and her spouse Philip.
Samantha has an immense love for her kids, she and her spouse together takes good care of their children. As of now, the kids are young and still attending their schools. They have not started their career yet. Additionally, Simmonds shares stories about her family on her personal blog frequently.
After graduation in 1995, Samantha began her career as a reporter for local radio in Yorkshire before shifting to London to work as a producer on Channel Five News.
Later, in October 2001, Simmonds got an opportunity to work as a reporter on the BBC One's news bulletins show, BBC Breakfast News. There she covered all the major overnight events including the first night of the Iraq War as Operation Shock, Bali Bombings, etc. She worked there till October 2003.
Similarly, she served as a presenter, reporter, of the TV News program, BBC London News from October 2003 to October 2005. Afterward, Samantha worked for the British TV News channel, SKY News as a news presenter from November 2005 to July 2016.
Simmonds now works as a broadcaster, writer, presenter, for BBC World News. There she presents the shows World Business Report alongside Sally Bundock and other presenters. As per Samatha's LinkedIn profile, she also writes on parenting and women's issues in Telegraph, Daily Mail, etc.
Samantha makes decent money from her career as a journalist. As per estimation, Samantha Simmonds has a net worth of around $4 million. To date, Simmonds has worked for various news channels which add up to her total assets.
According to Glassdoor, the average salary of a news presenter at BBC ranges from $2,740.67 (£1,981) - $7,870.61 (£5,689). Besides TV presenting, Samantha also co-hosts 'It's A Grown-Up Life' Podcast alongside Lauren Libbert.
From the impressive earning there is no doubt that the newsreader Samantha is living a blissful and wealthy lifestyle with her husband and beloved children.
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