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Georgie Barrat

Georgie Barrat

Journalist and Presenter

Georgie is a leading technology journalist and presenter. Earlier this year she joined the new presenting team on Channel 5’s Gadget Show. This was a dream come true for Georgie and she has loved the challenge so far. Georgie also writes about tech for a range of publications including The Mirror, Marie Claire, Huffington Post & Tech City News and has spoken on the subject for the likes of ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC.

Georgie has also appeared as ITV’s ‘Weekend’ resident tech expert also working alongside the production team to help source and create the feature. Other presenting work includes
being Carphone Warehouse’s YouTube presenter (she loves getting her hands on all the latest smartphones) and delivering Tech City News’ weekly video roundup, which sees her interview some of the most exciting start-ups from Silicon Roundabout. She’s also presented alongside Matthew Wright on Channel 5’s ‘The Wright Stuff’ and has worked on-camera with a range of tech companies including Sony, Acer, EE,Asus, HP and Mobile World Congress.

Georgie recently filmed a Channel 4 Shorts pilot, which she developed herself and is both producing and presenting. The series investigates a major interest of hers, futurology, a subject which she hopes to explore further on TV.

As a journalist, Georgie writes about tech for a range of publications including The Mirror, Marie Claire, Huffington Post & Tech City News and has spoken on the subject for the likes of ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC.

An experienced moderator, facilitator and host, Georgie has worked with corporate clients including Intel, Adobe and Retail Week Live. Bringing her expertise in media, digital trends and online culture she easily establishes rapport with audiences and panels alike. She also delivers keynotes with her topics revolving around employing and motivating Generation Z and women in technology.

Georgie is passionate about getting more girls into coding and works alongside two charities (STEMettes, Baytree Centre) to help encourage 11-14 year-olds to study STEM subjects at GCSE & beyond. As a tech journalist her mission is to do away with the male skewed angle that tech is often portrayed in.

She graduated from Kings College London with a First in English Literature, has a Diploma in Radio Production and last summer learned how to code with the ‘Code First: Girls’ program. Georgie has also completed the London Marathon and Tough Mudder for charity.

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