RTS Futures

Ria Hebden

Presenter and Broadcaster

Ria is a presenter and broadcaster, passionate about telling stories that celebrate diversity, champion women and inspire the next generation.

Ria’s career highlights include; presenting live on location for ITV’s This Morning, appearing on BBC Two’s Strictly It Takes Two as a Friday night panellist, and reporting for BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live on the subject of Mental Health.

Nominated for ‘Presenter of the Year’ by the 2018 Diversity in Media Awards, Ria has interviewed Sandi Toksvig and Kim Cattrall about the #MeToo movement at the Women in Film & Television Awards; Sir Lenny Henry; Idris Elba and John Boyega at the Screen Nation Awards, discussing the on- going diversity issue that is influencing British onscreen talent to migrate to the US.

A regular live events host - Ria also hosts prestigious industry awards for the Royal Television Society, MIPCOM, the Vision Awards and the Jack Petchey Foundation, in addition to chairing industry panel discussions for BAFTA, RTS Futures and the Media Production Show.

Through her production company, Carpe Diem Media Productions, Ria presents and produces her own inspirational, digital talk show, Wonder Women TV – which champions the stories of trailblazing women who work in the creative industries – along with Wonder Women Live! the annual live event held on International Women’s Day.