June Sarpong OBE

She/Her

Author & Broadcaster

June Sarpong is an internationally renowned broadcaster, writer and campaigner on diversity issues. She started her career as a DJ and presenter on MTV, Kiss FM and for ten years on Channel 4’s T4 youth strand. She has gone on to appear as a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women and now on Sky News’ The Pledge.

Since 2010, she has built a reputation as a leading campaigner on a wide range of diversity and inclusion issues. She is a passionate advocate for change in the workplace and a champion for greater representation throughout the media. She has written two books on diversity issues – Diversify (2017) and The Power of Women (2018) – and co-founded the Women – Inspiration and Enterprise (WIE) Alliance in 2010, an international conference supporting female excellence and empowerment. She also co-founded the Decide Act Now (DNA) summit, promoting discussion and innovation.

Appointed the first ever Director for Creative Diversity at the BBC in 2019, June is responsible for improving on-air talent portrayal and commissioning, developing strategies to support both on-air and production talent representation and portrayal across the BBC and its partners.

She was awarded an OBE in 2020 for services to broadcasting following her MBE in 2007 for services to broadcasting and charity.