Dan Newling

I am an awarding-winning journalist, writer and documentary film producer.

I’ve written for just about all Britain’s major news publications. Initially I did so as a staff reporter on the Daily Mail, but since turning freelance eight years ago I’ve written for publications as diverse as the Times, the Guardian, Observer, New Statesman, Private Eye, BuzzFeed and many others.

Most of my film work as been for the BBC. I’ve produced two hour long documentary films for the BBC: one a standalone ‘special’ for BBC 2, the other for the corporation’s primetime investigative programme ‘Panorama’. I’ve also made short films for the BBC’s flagship news programme Newsnight and developed documentary programmes and series for international broadcasters including HBO.

I’ve also written a book about a murder and miscarriage of justice in South Africa.

All my journalism – whether it be written or broadcast – is investigatory in nature. It is also original and exclusive.


Some more background: in 2010 I won a British Press Awards ‘Scoop of the Year’ nomination for my story exposing England’s then Attorney General as having broken rules she passed into law. In 2015, while living in Cape Town, South Africa, I wrote a critically acclaimed book exposing a miscarriage of justice. In 2015 I was part of the BBC Panorama team which won the Foreign Press Association award for an investigation into corruption at FIFA. In 2018 I was part of the BBC Newsnight team which won a Royal Television Society award for its coverage of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Email: dan@dannewling.com

Twitter @dan_newling