Emily Dean is a writer, radio co-host and and podcaster.
Emily is co-host to Frank Skinner on his two-time Sony Gold Award-winning Absolute Radio show which broadcasts every Saturday from 8 – 11am. The show currently has over a million listeners a week.
She currently presents a hugely successful podcast for The Times called Walking the Dog. The podcast features interviews with Emily’s high profile friends, from Alan Carr and Ross Noble to Gabby Logan and Gary Lineker which went straight into the iTunes top 5 Comedy charts upon its launch.
Emily is a renowned fashion and style expert, who spent eight years as Deputy Editor of InStyle magazine before leaving in 2017 to concentrate full time on presenting, podcasting and writing.
A child actress, Emily attended the Anna Scher children’s theatre in London and appeared in a variety of TV, radio and film productions – including cult BBC series The Day of the Triffids, the films Memoirs of a Survivor with Julie Christie, SOS Titanic with Helen Mirren, and the popular ITV drama series Nanny.
After graduating from University with an English Literature degree, Emily started her career at The Sunday Times newspaper and Sunday Times Magazine before joining the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine as Showbusiness Editor. During this time she appeared regularly on Nickelodeon reporting on entertainment. Her career in journalism continued at the Sunday Express magazine, where she became Deputy Editor and the Evening Standard’s ES magazine where she was Editor-at-Large. Throughout this time she made regular appearances as a guest alongside host Claudia Winkleman on Liquid News (BBC Three).
In 2003 she moved into television production as Features Editor for This Morning (ITV1), after which she worked for Hotsauce TV as a co-producer on C4’s Big Fat Quiz of the Year, which she co-produced for five successive years, as well as the Big Fat Anniversary Quiz (also Channel 4).
Venturing into radio broadcasting in 2009, Emily became the much-loved sidekick to Frank Skinner on his Absolute Radio flagship Saturday breakfast show which remains one of the most popular shows on commercial radio.
In 2010 Emily joined InStyle magazine, the glossy fashion and style title as Deputy Editor until leaving in 2017 to focus full time on her broadcasting and writing career. As well as her regular role on Absolute Radio, she also continues to contribute to fashion and style programmes such as BBC News 24, where she discussed Oscar fashion, and the E! Entertainment channel where she contributed on their royal wedding build-up. In 2011, she took part as a panellist in a new BBC One pilot, Rule of Three hosted by Rebecca Front, which also featured Chris Addison and Russell Howard. In 2014, Emily acted as side-kick and scorer to David Baddiel on his new radio show, Don’t Make Me Laugh, for BBC Radio 4.
Follow Emily on Twitter: @divine_miss_em