Julia Hardy is one of the most renowned and respected hosts in the world of video games, as well as an accomplished live host covering music and entertainment content.
Everyone from the BBC to BAFTA, Xbox to PlayStation – all trust Julia to bring their content to gamers from across the globe. She has worked for 4Music, Channel 5, BBC 3, Bravo, Challenge TV, BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, BAFTA, Vice, The Guardian, The Mirror, Very.co.uk, Xbox, Playstation, Eurogamer, Front, SBTV and has hosted the podcast series This Game Changed My Life for BBC Sounds.
Originally starting in music TV, Julia has worked hosting content from many genres. She anchored the amateur boxing match between the world’s biggest Youtubers Logan Paul and KSI and is Sky News’ and Very.co.uk‘s go-to everywoman tech expert.
Having hosted and scripted two video game TV shows for Bravo and Challenge TV, Julia then became Radio 1’s gaming presenter, fronting all their gaming TV content for iPlayer on ‘The Gaming Show,’ as well as covering their gaming content for live on air. Her role with Radio 1 expanded when she was asked to dep on the Early Breakfast shows.
Having fronted BBC 3’s mainstream esports content, Julia also provides consultancy to brands and channels when they want to create unique gaming or esports content.
Julia was one of the leading voices raising awareness about women’s treatment within the gaming community – previously a notoriously toxic and dangerous environment for women. She created a blog called Misogyny Monday to call out some of the more disgusting comments that she would receive and turn it into something positive. The popularity of that blog led to her being invited to Canada to do a TEDx talk on sexism which was performed to a crowd of over 1300 people and was simultaneously the best/most challenging experience of her life.
A high-profile advocate on mental health advocate, Julia has suffered depression her whole adult life and is a keen supporter of The Alzheimer’s Society due to her mum’s condition. She is obsessed with training and has used working out to keeping herself fit but also mentally healthy. She often posts her training regimes on Instagram so that people can revel in the terrible gym faces she pulls.