Claudia-Liza Armah

Claudia-Liza Armah

With more than 15 years journalism experience, Claudia-Liza Armah has notched up hours of live broadcasting, working with the UK’s biggest television channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and of course Channel 5.

Currently the face of 5 News Tonight, Claudia-Liza is the first black lead anchor to present the programme. Covering the day’s big and topical stories with discussion, debate and in-depth interviews with political leaders and those at the centre of major events.

In addition, she regularly covers the anchor role of 5 News at 5 and Jeremy Vine (formerly The Wright Stuff), leading discussions on a variety of topical issues. With a warm and engaging interviewing style, her focus is on putting people at the heart of stories. 

Her versatility sees her regularly interviewing some of the country’s leading politicians but she’s equally comfortable interviewing the biggest names in showbiz, which have included Naomi Campbell, Steve Carell, Chris Pratt, Sir Ian Mckellen, Zoe Saldana, Will.I.Am and many more.

Before joining 5 News, Claudia-Liza was a regular face of Sky News - working across the day’s shows, both solo and with a co-presenter, including its flagship breakfast show Sunrise, which was a perfect fit for her natural, warm, down to earth and personable nature.

Adaptable in any fast-paced breaking news situation - she broke some of the biggest stories of 2017 including the Grenfell fire disaster and the Barcelona attacks.

Other previous credits include ITV’s This Morning and BBC Three’s 60 Seconds.

Claudia-Liza has also written for The Independent and Evening Standard newspapers and has been on the judging panel for the Royal Television Society and her love of TV shows saw her judging the 2017 and 2018 British Soap Awards.

A fantastic speaker, Claudia-Liza has hosted a number of corporate events and award ceremonies including the Taste of London Restaurant Awards and has chaired conferences and seminars for organisations including the Stephen Lawrence Trust and TedX, as well being an experienced motivational speaker regularly speaking at schools, charities, businesses and universities.

Born and brought up by her Ghanaian mother on an estate in London, but still very close to her father who lives in Ghana, her passion for education saw her excel in school and go on to study a degree in History and Journalism at Queen Mary University of London and City University, then later completing a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism

She is a strong advocate of social mobility and mentors a number of young people supporting their applications to some of the UK’s top universities and offers advice and support to those who want to enter the world of broadcast journalism. She's also committed to work on equality, gender equality, education, diversity and inclusion.

Meanwhile, she could bite your ear off on anything to do with property and interior design, as a developer regularly renovating her own properties.

And as a bit of a movie geek - she's loved cinema for as long as she could remember (she's the kind of person you need on your team at a pub quiz) and loves reading, adores cooking and going to the theatre.

Claudia-Liza still lives in London with her husband, Aaron, and their daughter and son.