I am a journalist, television film producer and communications consultant who is based in London. A former staff reporter on the Daily Mail, I’ve been freelance for the past eight years: writing for just about every major UK newspaper, making current affairs television and helping individuals and organisations better communicate with the public.
I write mainly for the Times, Guardian and the Mail titles. I’ve also contributed to magazines such as the New Statesman and Private Eye, as well as to various online publishers including BuzzFeed. I also produce documentary films, most recently for the BBC’s Newsnight and Panorama programmes. While I cover all topics, a common thread to all my journalism is that it is investigatory in nature. It is also 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 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 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 nominated for an RTS award for its coverage of the Grenfell Tower disaster.