The veteran BBC journalist discusses her axed TV show, her father’s domestic abuse, reporting on Ukraine and reaching a new audience on TikTok
I call Victoria Derbyshire’s team to say I’m at Broadcasting House in central London. Before the sentence is out, she is standing in front of me. The BBC journalist has always been one step ahead of the game.
The expression “Don’t mourn, organise!” could have been invented for her. Every time the journalist has had a crisis – and there have been plenty – she has done something about it. Whether it was surviving her father’s domestic violence, getting cancer in her 40s, or finding out from the newspapers that her TV show was to be axed, she has always been quick to act when faced with adversity.