Victoria Derbyshire Bio, BBC, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Victoria Derbyshire?

British, Journalist and presenter, Victoria Derbyshire, works with BBC where she serves the station as a journalist, newsreader, and broadcaster. She has been working with the station since 1993.

Victoria Derbyshire
Victoria Derbyshire

Victoria Derbyshire Date of Birth / Age

Derbyshire is approximately 60 years as of 2022 although her exact age is not known as she has managed to keep her date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available.

Victoria Derbyshire Height

Derbyshire stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.

Victoria Derbyshire Parents and Siblings

Derbyshire was born and raised in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, to Pauline and Anthony Derbyshire. Her father Anthony physically abused her, her mother, and her younger brother and sister. Derbyshire’s mother eventually walked out, leaving with the three children; Victoria was 16 and never saw her father again. She talked about these events during an edition of the BBC’s Panorama Derbyshire presented on domestic abuse in lockdown in August 2020.

Victoria Derbyshire Spouse / Husband

Derbyshire has for a long time been keeping details regarding whether or not she is dating private. It is therefore not known whether Derbyshire is married or not but the information will be updated once available.

Victoria Derbyshire Kids / Children

Details regarding whether or not Derbyshire has any children are not available to the public at the moment. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

Victoria Derbyshire Education

Derbyshire  attended Bury Grammar School for Girls, an independent school, before studying English language and literature at the University of Liverpool. Afterward, she attended a postgraduate diploma course in radio and TV journalism at Preston Polytechnic (now the University of Central Lancashire).

Victoria Derbyshire Career

Derbyshire worked as a reporter for BBC Coventry & Warwickshire and later worked for BBC GMR Radio. From the latter, she joined BBC Radio 5 Live in 1998, at first deputizing for Jane Garvey on the breakfast show, and later as the regular co-presenter with Julian Worricker when Garvey moved on. The program won Gold Sony Awards in 1998 and 2002. .  After being on maternity leave, she took over the morning news program in August 2004.

Derbyshire has worked on television news and political programs including This Week, an interview series, Victoria Derbyshire Interviews.., on the BBC News Channel, and Watchdog, as well as Panorama. She hosted a sports chat show on Channel 4 on Saturday mornings called SportsTalk. She also co-presented the last episode of Central Weekend Live in 2001

In October 2011, Derbyshire made her debut on Have I Got News for You. In autumn 2013, under the new editorship of Ian Katz, Derbyshire began presenting Newsnight while continuing to present her daily 5 Live programs. It was the first broadcast on 7 April 2015 on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel. The program was canceled in January 2020. The BBC said that the cost was too high. and it did not attract young and diverse audiences. She was not informed of the decision before the story appeared in The Times.


Derbyshire works with WICZ where she serves alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Martine Croxall
  2. Reeta Chakrabarti
  3. Fiona Bruce
  4. Tina Daheley
  5. Huw Edwards
  6. Christian Fraser
  7. Joanna Gosling
  8. Jane Hill
  9. Geeta Guru-Murthy
  10. Mishal Husain
  11. Faisal Islam
  12. Roger Johnson
  13. Stephen Sackur
  14. Lyse Doucet
  15. Yalda Hakim
  16. Ben Brown
  17. Jon Sopel
  18. George Alagiah
  19. Emma Barnett 
  20. Marcella Whittingdale

Victoria Derbyshire Achievements

She covered some of the biggest global stories since joining 5 Live: 9/11, the Paris Concorde crash, general elections, and the Olympic Games. On TV she has covered the Grenfell Tower fire and the Manchester Arena bombing. In September 2010, she interviewed her own BBC Radio 5 Live superior about why he was not moving to MediaCityUK in Salford when the station moved in the autumn of 2011. Describing the interview, The Guardian said: “Derbyshire’s grilling of the station’s controller Adrian Van Klaveren made Jeremy Paxman’s infamous interview with Mark Thompson look like a vicar’s tea party.” Derbyshire did not move to Salford and often presented from London. In the first three months in Media City, she had spent only two weeks broadcasting from Salford.

The last program was broadcast in March 2020.  Since then, Derbyshire has presented BBC News from 9 9 am-11 am on BBC Two, BBC News Channel, and BBC World News. She appeared on screen during a Coronavirus lockdown with the telephone number of the National Domestic Abuse hotline written on her hand. This was so as to raise awareness of the plight of people that were suffering during the first lockdown due to having to isolate themselves from abusive partners.

How Much Does Victoria Derbyshire Earn?

Derbyshire earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.

How Much is Victoria Derbyshire Worth?

As a journalist, Derbyshire has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.

Victoria Derbyshire Awards

In 2009, she won the Nick Clarke Award for her interview with a man accused and then cleared of date rape. She was named PinkNews Broadcaster of the Year in October 2015 and 2016.  In January 2016 and January 2017, she was nominated for RTS Network Presenter of the Year.

Victoria Derbyshire Health.

In August 2015, Derbyshire was diagnosed with breast cancer and would be having a mastectomy, but would continue to present her program as often as possible during treatment. She recorded video diaries about her cancer treatment, from her mastectomy through chemotherapy and radiotherapy which went viral and were viewed millions of times. In 2018 she took part in an ITV program, The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night, in which she and seven other women affected by breast cancer encouraged women to check their bodies for signs of the disease.

Victoria Derbyshire Twitter