Gemma Cairney is an exciting, stylish and unique presenter whose infectious personality makes her one of a kind.
Gemma currently presents the weekend breakfast show on BBC Radio 1 every Saturday & Sunday from 7-10am. She previously presented the afternoon show on BBC Radio 1Xtra (weekdays 1pm-4pm), for which she has been nominated in the Best Music Radio Personality category in the Sony Awards 2012 and is a regular guest presenter for the BBC Radio 1 Surgery alongside Aled.
Gemma recently co-hosted The Fox Problem, an online entertainment show, alongside Georgia L-A and Georgia Okell. The show was streamed live online.
Her radio documentary, Bruising Silence, aired on BBC Radio 1 last August and won a Sony Gold Award this year for Best Documentary or Feature.
Gemma has just filmed a series for BBC Learning on the History of Feminism. Last year, Gemma presented on her favourite children’s book as part of a series for BBC shown on children’s programme Blue Peter and BBC Two.
Gemma presented the BBC Three coverage for Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend and her first documentary, ‘The Riots: The Aftermath’, aired in July. Her second documentary for the channel, ‘Dying for Clear Skin’ highlighted the damaging effect of skin conditions and the risk of depression caused by treatment medication.Gemma was also seen as a panellist on the new BBC3 debate show, ‘Free Speech’, discussing issues such as benefits, body image and road safety for cyclists.
Prior to her own radio show, she presented BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Breakfast Show with Trevor Nelson, for which they picked up a Silver Sony award in 2010 for Best National Breakfast Show.
She has also been the official roving reporter at Glastonbury Festival for BBC3, for three consecutive years.
In 2010, Gemma presented a one-hour TV special for Channel 4, covering the Snowbombing Festival in Austria and has presented two series of the T4 Show, Frock Me alongside Alexa Chung and Henry Holland. Gemma was the roving reporter for the BBC3 Coverage of 1Xtra Live and finished 2010 with a trip to Australia where she was a panelist on the show ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here Now!’ for ITV2.
Gemma is now a regular Music Columnist for Company Magazine and also featured in the magazine’s one’s to watch for 2009. She also made the top 100 hot list in Red Pages, the online media bible for the TV and Casting world.