Steve Richards is a British TV Presenter and chief political columnist for The Independent newspaper. Before becoming a BBC political correspondent in 1990 he worked in local radio and regional TV in Newcastle. He became Political Editor for the New Statesman in 1996 while continuing to present on TV and radio. In 2000 he became a political columnist at The Independent and Independent on Sunday.
Richards presented GMTV’s The Sunday Programme, BBC Two’s Despatch Box, BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and chairs a light-hearted quiz show on Radio 4, Parliamentary Questions. He is also a regular contributor to BBC News 24’s Head 2 Head weekly debate programme. In addition, he also writes occasionally for the Evening Standard, has written and presented several films on Channel 4 and has presented Radio 4’s What The Papers Say.