The famous Isabel you hear about and see today on global stages had a humble beginning, having cut her teeth in journalism at a Scottish local newspaper. Her excellent service would earn her a host of staff jobs at high-profile employers, including the Daily Record, the Sunday Mirror, the Sunday Times, the London Evening Standard, and the Daily Mail. Isabel's stunning career trajectory doesn't come as a surprise, given that her academic and professional credentials have never been in doubt. She graduated from Bristol University, where she studies history.
Why you should book Isabel Oakeshott for your next event
- Isabel Oakeshott has an outstanding journalistic talent. She has a keen eye for a story and focuses on bringing to the fore popular political cases. And now, she excellently implements her journalistic knowledge into authorship, speaking events, and TV appearances. What an icon!
- Isabel’s talks are informative and entertaining. She narrates interesting stories and fields questions (if need be) expertly.
- Combining her deep knowledge of the mechanics of the media and journalism, Isabel is an able speaker with a real impact, and she aims for maximum publicity for her clients (companies, organizations, etc.).
Isabel Oakeshott was a parliamentary lobby member for about ten years, based in the House of Parliament from 2005. Following her jaw-dropping expose revealing how Chris Huhne (former energy secretary) passed penalty points onto his spouse, the UK Press Awards honored her with the Political Journalist of the Year award in 2012. This revelation pressured Chris into resigning from the cabinet before the law took its course on him.
Isabel is an astute interviewer known for bringing big names to the TV screen. From Ed Miliband to Boris Johnson (former UK Prime Minister) and the numerous shadow cabinet members, she has faced them all.
Regarding Isabel’s interaction with radio, she has appeared regularly on BBC1’s Sunday Politics with Andrew Neil playing the host- between 2012 and 2013. Other programs such as BBC Radio 5 Live, Newsnight (BBC2), Question Time (BBC1), and Today and Women’s Hour (Radio 4) have also benefitted a bunch from Isabel’s political commentary.
Switching gears to writing, Isabel ghostwrote Inside Out in 2010. The masterpiece details an insider’s story of how Gordon Brown ran his administration. This was super explosive! In fact, many prominent newspapers in the UK wages a bruising bidding war for serialization rights. Her other works, which have been equally popular, include Farmageddon and Call Me Dave (co-author).
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