Dan Newling

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

As a journalist I’ve written for all Britain’s major news publications. I did so initially as a staff news reporter on the Daily Mail, but since turning freelance almost a decade ago I’ve written news and features for publications as diverse as the Times and Sunday Times, the Guardian, Observer, New Statesman, Private Eye, BuzzFeed and the Sun, to name just a few.

I’ve also done a lot of documentary film work, mainly for the BBC. I’ve helped produced a standalone ‘special’ documentary about the Grenfell Tower disaster for BBC 2; and an hour long investigation into FIFA for the corporation’s primetime investigative programme ‘Panorama’. I’ve made numerous short films for the BBC’s flagship news programme Newsnight and developed documentary programmes and series for international broadcasters including HBO and ITV.

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

Some more background: I’ve won – and lost – a few awards. 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, 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. In 2019 I was nominated again for the Royal Television Society award for an in depth BBC 2 investigation into the Grenfell fire.


Email: dan@dannewling.com

Twitter @dan_newling