I interview celebrities for a living and write for many of the magazines and newspapers you read. This is my story...
I’m a freelance celebrity interviewer, journalist and showbiz expert. I’ve sat down with everyone from Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj to Ed Sheeran and Ant and Dec plus thousands of famous faces in between.
Since launching my freelance journalism business in January 2015 I’ve written for publications including The Sunday Times Magazine, Fabulous, Event (Mail on Sunday), HELLO!, OK!, Grazia, NOW, Closer, LOOK, New, Reveal, Essentials, Cosmopolitan, The Sun, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, Mother & Baby and Asda’s newly launched Good Living magazine.
I’m showing my age now, but I’ve got over 15 years of experience in journalism, which means I’ve got a bumper contacts book spanning music, television, film, fashion, beauty and media.
My journey started in 2001. With a degree in multi-media journalism, I joined a national Sunday tabloid as a graduate trainee and after seven years in the newsroom, the world of magazines beckoned. From Fabulous I moved to LOOK to be their first ever Entertainment Editor then four years on I boomeranged back to Fabulous to start as Acting Assistant Editor (Celebrity).
I’m a frequent celebrity commentator on Sky News plus Channel 4 News, provide expert insight on entertainment documentaries and previously co-hosted LBC Radio’s entertainment talk show, including a four-hour programme the night news broke of Amy Winehouse’s death.
I’m available for celebrity, feature and lifestyle commissions as well as media appearances.
A few industry testimonials
“Gemma Calvert is the complete professional and a delight to work with. Artists adore her and she understands how to communicate a real sense of them into print. I’d recommend her to anyone.”Barbara Charone
“I’ve known Gemma for a number of years and I trust her implicitly with my clients. She’s thorough, does her research well, brings the celebrity alive on the page and is a pleasure to deal with.”Simon Jones
“Gemma deals with interview situations with grace and diplomacy which always puts people at ease and I think gets the best results.”
“Her hard work and attention to detail leaves Gemma’s rivals lagging. She has great ideas, then uses her experience and contacts to deliver the goods. A team player who always gives 100%.”Rachel Richardson
“Sitting down with an interviewer can be daunting, but Gemma is good company, fair in her reporting and genuinely interested in what makes her subject tick.”Susanna Reid
“Gemma’s ability to put a celebrity at ease and get the best out of them is second to none and the copy always sings. I consider her one of entertainment journalism’s finest.”Stuart Bell
“I worked with Gemma at Look and was impressed with her enthusiasm, determination and professionism whilst securing the best celebrity access the magazine has ever seen.”Alison Perry
“Gemma presented at a client event and bowled over the crowd. She is a fantastic speaker; articulate, captivating and regularly hilarious.”
My portfolio includes celebrity profile interviews, A-list Q&As and investigative reports
I’m available for TV and radio interviews to discuss all things entertainment. Watch some of my most recent appearances here on Sky News and Channel 4 News