Black Women in Europe

June Sarpong

June Sarpong was educated at Connaught Girls School in Leytonstone and Sir George Monoux College in Walthamstow in the north eastern end of London. She began her media career with Kiss 100 and later became an MTV UK & Ireland presenter (MTV Dance Floor Chart) and as the one of the female faces of Channel 4’s Sunday morning strand T4 for the last nine years, June interviewed Tony Blair for a T4 special, When Tony Met June which aired in January 2005. She also runs her own production company, Lipgloss Productions. Projects in development include a sitcom and a programme on climate change.

In recent years, June has also presented many other series including Your Face Or Mine?, a game show co-hosted with Jimmy Carr for E4; Dirty Laundry, an urban talk-show which was an original idea of June’s; Playing It Straight, a dating game-show filmed in Mexico for Channel 4, and June has presented the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party and the Party In The Park. June is a regular at the MOBO Awards and has presented them for three years in a row. She has also appeared on BBC Television’s Question Time and Have I Got News For You. She also has appeared on the programme, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and introduced reports on youth culture for This Week. She is currently presenter of ITV2’s WAGs Boutique

On October 22, 2007 it was announced that she had quit her presenter role on T4 after nine years. Her last show was broadcast on December 23, 2007. June is an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust and also campaigns for the Make Poverty History movement in April 2005 she visited Ghana to make a film for Make Poverty History. She also hosted the major Make Poverty History event in London’s Trafalgar Square in summer 2005 on behalf of Nelson Mandela and Bob Geldof.

On 7 July, 2007 Sarpong presented at the UK leg of Live Earth at Wembley Stadium, London.

At the age of twenty nine and after six years as a broadcaster, she was awarded an MBE in the 2007 New Year Honours List for “services to broadcasting and charity”, for the work she does for The Prince’s Trust. On 8 July 2008, June launched a new venture called Politics & The City, an attempt to bring politics and news to a new market. The site received a great deal of media coverage and some criticism.

Visit her website.

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3 Comments

  1. Julian Guppy says:

    In addition to June's website she has also launched a desktop channel which delivers her content direct to the desktop (with a discrete alert). You can find this gadget at http://www.politicsandthecity.zebtab.com

  2. Thanks for the tip Julian.

  3. […] June has enjoyed a 15-year career which has already seen her become one of the most recognizable faces of British television, as well as being one of the UK’s most intelligent and dynamic young hosts! So much so that HM The Queen awarded her an MBE in 2007 for her services to broadcasting and charity, making June one of the youngest people to receive the award. […]

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