Anne Davies is the face of BBC East Midlands Today. She is a ‘presenter trainer’ and coach, a journalist, presenter and television producer. She is also the Founder of FASHANNE: Fashion Designers of the Future Awards championing the design talent in our universities and promoting diversity on the catwalk. Launched in 2016 the Awards continue to grow and will be held again on 29th & 30th April 2020 in Nottingham. Recently, Anne was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from De Montfort University. She presents Children In Need every year for the BBC and is a Patron of Rainbow’s Children’s Hospice as well as LOROS. Anne worked for 8 years on The Travel Channel and launched the ITV breakfast programme GMTV alongside Eamonn Holmes in 1993. Before that Anne spent several years as the main presenter for Central TV where she was part of the first daytime television health and beauty show ‘Look Good Feel Great’, and amongst other things produced a number of ITV fashion special half hour shows. Having worked on Panorama, the Money Programme, Question Time, spent two years in radio and occasionally stood in as mid-morning presenter of BBC Radio Leicester where she started her career – a long time ago!