Vanessa Feltz is an English television personality, broadcaster and columnist. She currently presents an early morning radio show on BBC Radio 2 and a mid morning phone-in show on BBC London 94.9.
After graduating from Cambridge University with a First Class Honours degree, Feltz moved from temping work to writing for The Jewish Chronicle then the Daily Mirror. She replaced Paula Yates on Channel 4 morning TV show The Big Breakfast, presenting a regular item where she interviewed celebrities. She also presented a show called Value for Money.
She presented the ITV daytime television chat show Vanessa, made by independent TV company Anglia Television. She moved to the BBC to host a similar show, The Vanessa Show, in 1998 in a reported £2.7 million deal. Feltz has also been a regular guest on The Wright Stuff. On 11 May 2009, Feltz was named Speech Radio Personality of the Year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards.
Feltz took on a greater workload of radio and TV presenting in January this year. She took over the BBC Radio 2 Early Breakfast Show in January starting at 05:00 until 06:30 each weekday in the slot formerly occupied by Sarah Kennedy. She also continued her morning phone-in programme on BBC London 94.9, now at 07:00 until 10:00 each weekday.