When my family chose to make Britain its home when I was aged five, little did I know how much I would fall in love with the place. I have had the best adventure so far – from a little working class girl on a council estate, to getting into Oxford University as a single mum, to being called on by the Prime Minister to advise the government on ethnic disparities. And now that adventure continues as I join the GB News family to bring authentic discussion to Britain’s living rooms.
There’s nothing that makes me tick more than speaking up for people who feel their voices are unheard. And there’s nothing that ticks me off more than those in power ignoring those voices. That’s why I look forward to putting the passion I’ve put into making my life a success story, into bringing you the stories that matter to you and your loved ones.
When I’m not on TV, you can find me blasting Disney songs in the car with my lovely daughter, or down the pub nattering about some political or social issue that’s bothering me. I’ll speak to anyone and everyone, and I won’t ever be afraid to say exactly what I think.
I’m very much a 'roll up my sleeves' kind of girl. Don’t be fooled by the eyelashes and lipstick – you’ll sooner catch me riding an off-road track in a Land Rover than getting pampered down the spa. And that’s my attitude to life – try different things, don’t be afraid to get stuck in, and dust yourself off if things get a little muddy along the way. Because getting different experiences and perspectives matters to me.
Join me on GB News to discuss what matters to you.
More from Mercy Muroki:
What are you most proud of yourself for?
Getting into Oxford for my postgraduate degree after putting myself through university whilst being a single mum. Everything else feels like a doddle in comparison.
What advice (if any) would you give your younger self?
Authenticity is everything. Don't ever give in to the pressure to conform to what you don't believe in.
What makes Great Britain great?
Pubs, quintessential countryside and Land Rovers. But most of all, I love that the British spirit is one of generosity, decency and fairness.
Why is debate and balanced argument important to you?
Society cannot thrive if those in it are stifled from being honest about what they think - good or bad. As the saying goes: "I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it".
What does it mean to you to be a newsreader?
Those in the mainstream media have become too obsessed with 'reading news' and have often failed to read the mood in the country. Presenting on GB News, for me, is about reconnecting with the country again and restoring faith in the media.
What career would you have pursued if it hadn’t been for the newsroom?
Something with animals. I'm a big nature and wildlife lover.
Why have you decided to join the GB News family?
I believe in Britain - not just Westminster. There's too many important stories (good and bad) that are not given enough airtime. The GB News family will bring those stories to Britain's living rooms.
Your biggest accomplishment outside of work?
My daughter, by far. I really believe family is the cornerstone of society.
How would your family describe you?
To my family, I'm the headstrong (or as they would say 'stubborn') little sister who knows what she wants. To my daughter, I'm the resident chef, cleaner, and butler.
Name somebody that you have always wanted to interview? Or debate with? And why?
Dream interview guest? Her Majesty the Queen, of course. Well, a girl can dream...