Alison Holt

BBC Social Affairs Correspondent

Alison Holt is an award-winning correspondent for one of the world's leading broadcasters, producing reports for the BBC's daily national news and its flagship current affairs programme, Panorama. Alison is a skilled interviewer and writer, used to explaining complex ideas with sensitivity, insight and accuracy.

"A renowned expert on social affairs"

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  • Social and Current Affairs
  • Moderator/Facilitator
  • Host and Awards


She presents in English.

How she presents

With meticulous preparation, Alison is a gifted communicator, whether hosting or presenting awards. She is always well-received by her audiences.

In Detail

In winning the 2015 Royal Television Society's Specialist Journalist of the Year award, the judges praised Alison for consistently delivering stories which were "agenda-setting, policy shifting and politically important - while treating people at the heart of the stories with patience, knowledge and understanding." She also won the Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain's social evils. Alison has reported on a wide range of stories ranging from high profile court cases to welfare, social care, child protection, education and health. In her current role as social affairs correspondent, she has to mix a detailed knowledge of areas such as funding and policy change with the ability to put people at their ease. Alison has also moderated and facilitated at conferences covering a wide range of subjects including social policy, housing, health and women in business and management.


Covering many of the top issues and stories, she is a fluent and versatile broadcaster with personality and flare. Alison is a first class correspondent and her professional background as a top television presenter will add prestige and guarantee the smooth running of any corporate event.


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