Victoria Richards is a Voice Editor at The Independent. She writes on her Linkedin that she has 15 years of experience working in national newspapers and magazines including the BBC, FT, the Independent (print), The Times and HuffPost Uk. She has also appeared on Newsnight, BBC World, ITV News and Woman’s Hour on Radio 4. She has held reporting, editing and columnist positions and is a published poet.
Victoria worked as a Homepage editor, deputy news editor and app editor for The Independent between Feb 2014 to 2016. Victoria also worked as a Broadcast Journalist for BBC News from Sep 2013 to Feb 2014 and for The Times as a writer from Dec 2010 to Jan 2014.
Victoria lives in London where besides her journalism career is working on a novel, a short story collection, poetry, flash fiction and children’s books. According to her biography, She is also a co-founder of The Second Source, a group of female journalists tackling sexual harassment in the media.
Victoria Richards Education
For her education, Victoria writes in her Linkedin that she went to Birbeck University of London for a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from 2014 to 2016 where she passed with distinction. She also went to the University of Wales in Cardiff for a Bachelor’s Degree, BSC Psychology from 1999 to 2002.
Victoria Richards Age
She is currently 40 years old in 2022 and she was born in Blake Hall Crescent in Aldersbrook.
Victoria Richards Husband
Victoria is currently married and it appears that her husband’s name is not on record. She has two children, a son named Max and a daughter named Emily. Her children’s books are inspired by her children. She said in an interview for the Guardian Series, “I remember feeling awed by the magic of hearing my name in stories my dad told me when I was little. So by adding that you’re bringing their own special story to life, right in front of them.”
Victoria Richards Twitter
On her Twitter, she describes herself as an “Editor @IndyVoices @Independent. Poetry collection July 2022 @vpresspoetry; short story collection June 2023 @fly_press.”