Dan Newling

I am a journalist and communications consultant who is based in London. A former staff journalist on the Daily Mail, I’ve been freelance for the past seven years: writing for just about every major UK newspaper and making current affairs television for the BBC.

I mainly write for the Times, Guardian, Telegraph and Mail titles, but also for magazines such as the New Statesman and Private Eye, as well as online publishers like BuzzFeed. I have produced current affairs films for the BBC’s Newsnight and Panorama programmes.


I cover just about every news topic: consumer, foreign, breaking, financial, social affairs. But a common aspect of all my writing is it always includes at least an element of investigation. Everything I produce is original and exclusive.

Separately from my journalistic output – and only where there’s no conflict of interest – I work as a communications consultant. I use my news knowledge to help individuals, organisations and brands find and tell the stories that will improve their public profiles. I’ve carried out PR consultancy work for companies big and small – and have always achieved significant positive impact.

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

Email: dan@dannewling.com

Twitter @dan_newling