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Colletta Smith is the BBC’s Business and Consumer Affairs Correspondent, she’s normally found roaming around the North of England trying to make sense of 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.
In her role as Consumer Affair Correspondent, Colletta broadcasts to a UK-wide audience across all the BBC’s main news outlets on the stories that matter most – how big political and business decisions impact people’s daily life and budgets. She’s always keen to be out and about covering issues from high streets, livestock markets, housing developments, and people’s kitchen tables. Colletta is also a regular presenter of the business news on BBC Breakfast television, and is a familiar voice as a presenter on BBC 5Live’s Drive and Wake Up To Money programmes. While explaining complex issues in an understandable way, Colletta is always able to have a laugh, and show her laid-back personality.
Colletta is a fun and engaging Business Presenter with a skill of making the most complex issues easy to understand. 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.