Rianna Croxford, 26, is a multi-award-winning correspondent at BBC News. She currently specialises in investigations and regularly reports on domestic and international TV, radio and digital platforms. Previously, she worked as the BBC’s Community Affairs correspondent and has also reported for BBC Panorama.
Her original reports include the impact of coronavirus on ethnic minority and vulnerable communities, allegations of bullying in the civil service, the misuse of non-disclosure agreements, and sexual misconduct at universities.
Rianna won “New Journalist of the Year” at the British Journalism Awards 2020 and was recently shortlisted for RTS Young Talent 2021. Last year, she won Gold in the News category at the MHP “30 to Watch” awards for her coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. In 2019, she was awarded NCTJ News Journalist of the Year and was one of the Radio Academy's "30 under 30".
In her three years at the BBC, Rianna has also worked as a producer in the news podcast unit and across national radio. Prior to this, she worked at the Financial Times while training as a journalist at the Press Association.
Alongside her work, Rianna has participated in debates and panels on diversity and inclusion in media and higher education. She graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in English Literature in 2017.
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