Gemma is a broadcaster, documentary maker, journalist and producer. A former Brit School pupil and fashion stylist, Gemma began her career at Channel 4 Radio, before moving to Kiss in 2008, and then onto BBC 1 Extra, and BBC Radio 1 where she now presents The Surgery every Wednesday night.
She has co-presented Glastonbury coverage on the BBC since 2009, as well as Channel 4 programme Frock Me, and The Fox Problem, to name a few. She has written for, edited, and contributed to The Pool, The Guardian, Red, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Debrief, and Elle. She has won Sony awards for her documentaries on subjects such as domestic abuse, and produced podcasts and theatre productions through her company Boom Shakalaka. She has been commissioned on every BBC radio network.
She is the Southbank Artist in Residence and on the WOW panel. In March 2017, Macmillan Children's will publish her first book, Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed-Up Life Can Be, giving advice and personal insight on subjects ranging from grief, depression, body image, sex and relationships, and everything in between. An embrace for the broken hearted, a moment of understanding for those stricken by insecurity or encouragement for those feeling lost, and at the same time joyous and hopeful. She wants to start a national movement towards opening up and communicating better with one another and will be touring the country in an open-top bus!
Watch the trailer here! http://pages.panmacmillan.com/openthebook/