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TV presenter Natasha Raskin; see her journey as a TV presenter including her Career and Net Worth

Updated On 03 Mar, 2023 Published On 23 Jun, 2017
TV presenter Natasha Raskin; see her journey as a TV presenter including her Career and Net Worth

TV presenter Natasha Raskin; see her journey as a Journalist including her Career and Net Worth

Scotland is popular for its kilt-wearing bagpipers, green hills, and legendary castles. And let's not forget to mention the fiercely patriotic yet extremely talented Scottish artists, a few to name them are, Philip Raskin, Alasdair Gray, and George Wyllie

Only a few are those who want to follow in the footsteps of their father and be extremely successful. Among those fortunate ones, Natasha Raskin is one such artist who has dedicated her whole life to Scottish contemporary art and happens to be the daughter of famous Scottish artist, Philp Raskin.

Her passion for ancient art/architecture and antiques led her to become one of the famous art hunters of the UK, doing many programs for BBC such as Antiques Road Trip, Celebrity Antiques Road, Trip, Bargain Hunt, For What It's Worth, and currently works on American docu-reality under Travel Channel Production, Baggage Battles

So, let's take a moment to know more about Natasha in today's section.                

Scottish TV personality: See her journey and career

Ever since she was a child, Natasha was always fascinated by Scottish contemporary art as she was inspired by her father, the famous artist, Philip Raskin

Natasha Raskin on Bargain Hunt, Source: Alchetron

After completing high school, she went on to study law but dropped the course and studied history, earning a degree in History of Art and French at Glasgow University.

Upon graduating, Natasha joined McTear which is one of the popular centers for Scottish Contemporary Art Auctions. She served as the head of pictures, valuer, and auctioneer and has sold more than 1000 paintings and antiques. 

McTear is a dominant market leader that is the single largest seller of contemporary Scottish paintings all over the world. 

Soon after that, she got the chance to work as a presenter of the BBC daytime show, Bargain Hunt. She served as the expert and lead presenter and appeared in many other BBC shows including Antiques Road Trip, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, and Flog It.

In 2012, she appeared in a famed American docu-reality show named Baggage Battles which is related to lost baggage auctions, police auctions, and estate auctions.

Back in January 2016, Natasha visited America to make a guest appearance on For What It's Worth show, on BBC one alongside host, Fern Britton.

Fern Britton and Natasha Raskin in For What It's Worth Show, Source: SundayPost

She enjoyed visiting America a lot and stated,

"It was a beautiful state and the whole trip was amazing.I was with a friend and we spent three months there. Little did we know at the time that Obama would even get the Democratic ticket, never mind become president.

I got to meet him a couple of times and he gave us a shout out in one of his speeches as his “Scottish contingent”

When she was in the USA, she got the chance to work for the Barack Obama campaign in 2008 which led her to become as one of the Scottish contingents and gave her a signed reference for her work.

Jules Hudson and Natasha Raskin, Source: Leominstergolfclub

Apart from art and auctions, she also had her hands in fashion where she worked for Alice Temperley, a famous British fashion designer.

Quick facts about Natasha Raskin

  • Born and raised in Glasglow, Scotland, Natasha Raskin is a famous TV presenter and expert in Scottish contemporary art and antiques.
  • Her father is the famous contemporary Scottish artist, Philip Raskin.
  • She shares two other siblings.
  • She dropped from law college to pursue her career in art and architecture.
  • Raskin became popular as a TV personality for shows like Antiques Road Trip and Bargain Hunt.
  • Prior to that, she was an auctioneer at McTear, Glasglow.
  • She's worked with America's 44th President Barack Obama.
  • She is happily married to producer husband Joe Sharp

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