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Polly Evans is a journalist, broadcaster and producer, best known for her work as main television presenter for the BBC regional news programme South East Today.
Rob Smith and Polly took over the co-anchor roles from Geoff Clark and Beverley Thompson in mid September 2009.
Evans started broadcasting while studying at the University of Leeds, working early morning shifts on the campus radio station. She then went to Cardiff Journalism School to do a post-graduate diploma and later, travelled to post-war Bosnia to make a film about a new impartial television station for the country.
After working in Japan as an English teacher during a gap year, Evans joined BBC Radio Wales' features department, developing and producing networked programming for BBC Radio 4. She later joined the BBC Wales newsroom as a reporter and newsreader, before moving to BBC Radio Devon in Plymouth a year later. She then transferred to television as a reporter and presenter for Spotlight and The Politics Show in the South West.
Evans joined South East Today before the 2005 general election. In September 2009, she became a main presenter alongside Rob Smith, replacing Geoff Clark and Beverley Thompson.
In 2017, Evans transferred from presenting to producing South East Today, joining the programme's editorial staff in a temporary attachment role.
Aside her broadcasting work, Evans has also presented the Learn Direct Achievement Awards, The EDF Energy Awards for Journalism and has been a guest presenter of Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artist competition and a guest judge for the Culture Awards.
She enjoys going to the theatre and art exhibitions. She is also a scuba diver.