Emma Crosby is the main presenter of Channel Five News and fronts the channel's news and current affairs programmes. Previously Emma co-anchored the popular breakfast news show GMTV and prior to that she spent 5 years as part of Sky News' presenting team, regularly anchoring Sunrise, Sky News Today and Sky News' weekend programming. Whilst at Sky News, she worked on some of the biggest breaking stories including the terrorist bombings of Glasgow Airport which earned her and the channel a BAFTA for best news coverage.
Emma's area of expertise is business and financial news. She started her career at CNBC in 2001 and quickly learnt about complex subjects such as global equity, fixed income and currency markets, broadcasting out of London and New York. Later she was Sky News' business presenter during the global banking crisis and subsequent recession.
Emma is a very experienced conference host and debate facilitator and has worked with many international corporations on key events including, O2, BP, HSBC, ING Bank, Standard Bank, Novo Nordisk, Greene King, Morse, IOD and Serco. For the past 5 years Emma has hosted The Africa Forum, in Cape Town, which explores the financial development of Africa. Emma has a keen interest in health issues and has hosted conferences in Paris, Rome and at the UN for International Woman's Day on the rising problem of women with diabetes in the developing world.As an Ambassador for SOS Villages, Emma is involved in fundraising for the care of orphans and disadvantage children in South Africa.
She trained at the University of Cardiff's School of Journalism after gaining a degree at the University of Leeds.