Businesswoman and broadcaster, Michelle, the first woman to win The Apprentice, will anchor a programme five nights a week connecting with communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Born and bred in Hull, Ms Dewberry is a strong advocate of addressing the north-south divide and an outspoken champion of non-metropolitan communities. Since leaving school at 16 she has founded several start-ups, advised multiple businesses and worked on numerous projects to support the unemployed back to work.
Ms Dewberry is an author, speaker, coach, non-executive director, and ambassador for Women’s Aid and The Prince’s Trust. She is also a passionate champion for positive mental health.
She has been a television presenter as well as a regular contributor and guest on most broadcast politics and current affairs programmes over the last decade.
Ms Dewberry stood as a candidate in Hull in two general elections, first as an Independent in 2017 and later for the Brexit Party in 2019 when she secured nearly 18% of the vote.
GB News is currently hiring 120 journalists.
Earlier today it announced the appointment of Gill Pennington as senior executive producer. Ms Pennington has previously worked at CNN and been an editor on BBC’s Question Time.
Alex Farrell was also announced as GB News’ new executive producer and joins from talkRADIO where he ran the breakfast show.
And Amanda Hall has joined from Sky News and takes up the role of executive producer for the new station.
GB News will reach 96 per cent of British households on Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, YouView and Freesat.
It is also planning to launch streaming, video-on-demand and audio services.
Due to launch this year, the news channel, will see Andrew Neil present a prime time evening channel.
Mr Neil, who left the BBC last year, is also chairman of GB News.