The Female Reporter is a woman who only appeared in Season 5's penultimate episode, Darkest Hour.
This reporter joined both Charles West and Ian at Knapford station to talk to Sir Stephen Topham Hatt about the bridge collapse on The Little Western. At first, her voice along with a second female reporter was heard in the commotion before The Fat Controller held his hand up for silence. After Charles West made his notes, the woman told the controller about the services on The Little Western before he spoke about the proposal to her. After taking her notes down, she said "thank you" to him as Ian said about the railway's infrastructure. She left the conference without anymore questions before Charles West spoke to Sir Stephen Topham Hatt.