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Colletta Smith

Colletta Smith
Colletta Smith
Colletta Smith

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Colletta Smith is the BBC’s Cost of Living Correspondent, working across the BBC's main news outlets. She travels the UK explaining the changes and challenges for all of us in how we make and spend our money.


Colletta Smith has worked for the BBC for the past 10 years, living and working in Belfast, Glasgow and Manchester. Colletta has reported for radio and TV at a national and UK level in the fields of business, economics and consumer affairs, covering everything from the euro-zone crisis, to illegal teeth whitening.


Colletta broadcasts to a UK-wide audience on the stories that matter most – how big political and business decisions impact people’s daily life and budgets. More recently her focus is the cost of living crisis. She's often out and about covering issues from high streets, livestock markets, housing developments, and people’s kitchen tables. While explaining complex issues in an understandable way, Colletta has a unique way of putting people at ease, and is able to bring laugher into most reports in a way audiences resonate with.

Colletta has a uniquely broad perspective of the UK economy having spent many years in Scotland, Northern Ireland and England. She brings a bright tone and sharp intelligence to all the topics she covers as well as real warmth towards guests and listeners. 

Colletta will consider:

  • National and Regional Conference Chairing
  • Awards Hosting
  • Panel Debates
  • Interviewing and In Conversation With...

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Colletta chaired a panel session at the Institute of Government and Public Policy’s Advancing Women in the Workplace event on the 25th of November 2021. The panel addressed Advancing Women In The Public Sector. Colletta was an exceptional chair, she spoke eloquently and put the panellists at ease. She addressed key issues within the topic area and covered the subject brilliantly. We’d be delighted to work with her again.

Olivia Townsend, Content Development Executive at the Institute of Government and Public Policy

Colletta was just great. She delivered the event like the true professional that she is, so please pass on our sincere thanks to her once again.

TedX Queens University Belfast