Emily Dean is a broadcaster, author, and podcaster. She is co-host to Frank Skinner on his award-winning Absolute radio show which has over a million listeners a week.
Her podcast for The Times, Walking the Dog, has had over 5 million downloads and been featured in the Radio Times, The Independent and Grazia, and The Daily Mail. She is also a regular guest presenter for Times Radio.
Her memoir, Everybody Died So I Got A Dog, was published by Hodder in 2019 to critical acclaim – the book was featured widely across TV and radio and serialized in the Saturday Times magazine.
Emily is a frequent contributor to comedy, arts, and panel discussions – her Radio 4 appearances include Don’t Make Me Laugh with David Baddiel, Where’s the F in News, Loose Ends, and Woman’s Hour. She has also guested on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show and Claudia Winkleman’s Sunday show.
Since 2016 she has been the backstage presenter for Absolute Radio’s Stand Up To Cancer show at London’s Palladium.
Her TV appearances include Lorraine, Jeremy Vine, This Morning, BBC News and she appeared as a series regular in Sky’s comedy show Comedians Watching Football With Friends.
Emily is also a guest speaker and event host and has made appearances at events for Blue Cross, Healthy Food Guide, The Hospital Club, Cheltenham Literary Festival, Wilderness, and Latitude. In 2019 she delivered a TEDx talk called When Loss Becomes Your Life Coach.
Her career as a journalist has seen her work published in titles such as The Times, ES magazine, You magazine, Grazia, and Metro. She is also a TV script editor, most recently for Netflix’s Katherine Ryan series, The Duchess.
A child actress, Emily’s career highlight was when Mark Gatiss called her ‘sci-fi royalty due to her childhood role as Susan in the BBC cult series Day of The Triffids.
As an actress, Emily recently appeared in an episode ‘Mandy’ (BBC).
She lives in London with her dog Raymond who looks uncannily like Chewbacca.