As the London bureau reporter for an international 24-hour news channel, Polly is a skilled television news writer and communicator, accustomed to delving head-first into thorny and wide-ranging issues. She presents her findings in a clear, professional manner, distilling difficult concepts into accessible information for wider audiences usually in a fast-moving changing situation.
The focus of her work ranges from global politics and diplomacy to technological issues such as social media and online security threats. A graduate of University College London BA English Literature, Polly is bilingual in English and Russian and proficient in French.
Just some of the top headline stories Polly has covered include Donald Trump’s UK visit, the UK-EU referendum, Syrian chemical weapons talks in Geneva, Iranian nuclear talks in Vienna, The G8 summit in Northern Ireland, the German, French and UK elections, the Scottish referendum vote.
She has been out on-location, breaking news reporting following the Manchester bombing, Westminster and London Bridge attacks, Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris and the Calais migrant crisis.
As a broadcast journalist Polly is involved with on the move production, writing and presenting urgent news packages, preparing daily (and often, hourly) live reports, conducting live on-air interviews, pitching, researching and generating regular feature stories, seeking out experts and tracking down case studies.
In the field she reports in challenging and fast-changing environments as well as self-producing – liaising with newsrooms, booking satellite feeds and organise live shots, all within strict budgets and timelines.
Below you can see Polly having to report (in Russian) from her home in CIVID 19 locked down London to RT viewers in Russia about how the lockdown is affection Easter celebrations this year: