Chi Chi Izundu

Senior Journalist Reporter, BBC News

Biography

I started her journalistic career at the age of 17 as a regular columnist for Girl About Town magazine. A few years later, I joined BBC London 94.9 as a researcher, before graduating to become a producer working on the Saturday Sport show, the Jon Gaunt show, Drive, Vanessa Feltz and other programmes. I then left to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at City University. Afterwards, I worked at Virgin Radio on their entertainment news team. I have also freelanced at Sky News and worked at ITN before I returned to the BBC as a reporter for BBC Radio 1Xtra. I presented their two hour news magazine show, TXU and was the entertainment presenter on the Trevor Nelson breakfast show. Then I joined BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat’s entertainment news team, breaking a number of big stories, including Ed Sheehan being sued for copyright for one of his biggest songs. I was also a presenter on BBC Three’s 60 Seconds. I now work as part of the BBC’s Newsgathering team providing stories across TV, radio and online.