Carole Walker is a high-profile journalist and presenter with an inside knowledge of politics, excellent contacts and a keen understanding of policies and legislation. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a BBC Political Correspondent, and now presents the late show on Times Radio, including the nightly paper review.
After leaving the BBC, Carole has appeared on CNN, Sky News, Talk Radio, RTE and other broadcasters. She has been a frequent presenter on the BBC News Channel and regional BBC programmes and writes for The Times Red Box and the CNN website. She has also launched her own podcast The View from Here, reflecting politics outside the Westminster bubble, focusing on the concerns of people in rural communities and small towns. Carole has also presented discussion programmes including Dateline on BBC News and the Westminster Hour on BBC Radio 4.
With a career in news spanning more than 30 years, Carole has covered some of the biggest political stories in recent history, including six general elections, the EU referendum, the rise and fall of Conservative, Labour and coalition governments, resignations, rows and parliamentary debates. She has travelled to Iraq and Afghanistan with Prime Ministers and reported on international summits. Earlier in her career, she reported on the first Gulf War, revolution in Moscow, the break-up of the Soviet Union, civil war in the Balkans and conflict in Somalia.
A no-holds-barred insight into the corridors of Westminster and the secretive club of Lobby journalists – from a woman who was at the heart of the political establishment for two decades.
Lobby Life will be published by Eliot & Thompson in June 2021.