Penny Smith was a well know icon to breakfast television. Penny departed GMTV in June 2010.
Penny began her career as a reporter and feature writer on the Peterborough Evening Telegraph. After four years, she left to backpack through Central and South America and South East Asia where she reported and presented on a current affairs programme for Radio Television Hong Kong.
In 1984 she joined Radio Trent as a reporter/presenter and then worked for Central Television as press officer for documentaries and drama. After that she co-presented the local evening news for Border Television and after a year she co-presented Thames News with Andrew Gardner.
Penny then moved to Sky News before becoming presenter of GMTV`s ‘News Hour’ in April 1993. Penny has also presented ‘Crime Monthly’, ‘Crime Net’, ‘Crime File’ and ‘Crime Fighters’ for Carlton, ‘Most Wanted’ for LWT, ‘Going For A Song’ for the BBC and ‘Celebrity’ for ITV.
She also co-presented the final series of The Krypton Factor alongside veteran host Gordon Burns in 1995. She has written for a number of national newspapers and magazines, including a beauty column for ‘Femail’ in the Daily Mail and articles in ‘Essentials’ magazine, ‘Good Housekeeping’ and ‘Woman and Home’.
In 2000 she was voted the 92nd sexiest woman in the world by readers of FHM.
She likes yoga, opera, tennis and hiking.