Meet presenter Jemma Woodman
Jemma Woodman is the new presenter of Inside Out South West.
Devon-born Jemma is an award-winning journalist and a familiar face to South West TV audiences.
She says: "I've always enjoyed watching Inside Out tackling the South West's most topical issues and keeping us in touch with the region we live in so it feels fantastic to be grabbing the baton and presenting the programme.
"The Inside Out team are going to be crafting unmissable TV built on bedrock of quality journalism and I'm thrilled to be part of that.”
Jemma, who now lives in Cornwall, takes on the Inside Out presenter role vacated by Sam Smith who was recently appointed the programme's editor.
Jemma started her career in local television before joining the Channel 4 Big Breakfast programme and its follow-up show Rise as a newsreader.
She has also worked as a presenter for Sky News, ITV’s morning news and the ITV News Channel.
She returned to the South West where she anchored the evening news programme Westcountry Live. It was here she won a RTS Regional Current Affairs award for a documentary she researched, wrote and directed.
Since leaving Westcountry Television Jemma has worked as a communications strategist for an international charity and as a producer and director for the Devon-based production company Denhams.
With local news and hard-hitting current affairs alongside investigations and exclusive interviews, the new series of Inside Out South West will feature some of the BBC’s very best original local journalism.