It took a little while for Elle to consider a career in presenting - as a teenager, she preferred the idea of becoming Prime Minister! After studying Politics at university, and taking her place on the BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme, she decided to move away from covering Westminster debates, and started tackling arts and entertainment stories instead.
In her decade of presenting, Elle has done everything from red carpet reporting to presenting Radio 4’s Front Row and working at the Royal Opera House. She prides herself on being an insightful interviewer, able to present content across a range of subjects.
As a lifelong gaming fan, Elle spotted that gaming stories weren’t reaching mainstream audiences, and she wanted to change that. Making a name for herself in the gaming world, she has presented documentaries for the BBC and was honoured to host the 2021 BAFTA Games Awards, which she helped to revamp.
Elle is really excited to be part of Breakthrough UK, and can’t wait to take advantage of the mentoring that comes with the scheme. As her career develops, she hopes to explore opportunities behind the camera, getting involved with television production as well as presenting, and telling stories from the very beginning. After her ARIA nomination, she is also keen to further develop her career in radio.
Elle’s Breakthrough credit is TV documentary Special Characters (BBC)