Media and Entertainment
Alex Brummer, City Editor of the Daily Mail
Alex is an economics commentator, working as a journalist, editor, and author. He also writes "The Money" article for the New Statesman and is a member of the editorial advisory board of Jewish Renaissance magazine. He was honoured by the University in July 2014 for his services in journalism and writing.
Martin Fletcher, NBC News Special Correspondent and Author
BA Modern Languages (1970)
Martin is an author and a Special Correspondent for NBC News. He also reports for PBS Newshour and has been covering world events for forty years. For twenty-six years he was NBC Middle East correspondent in Israel and was, for fifteen years, bureau chief as well. He has won numerous awards for his work in TV journalism including five Emmies for his coverage of Kosovo, another for Rwanda, and three for his reporting from Israel; one for the first Palestinian uprising, one for the second uprising, and the third for coverage of Israel’s war with Lebanon in 2006. He is the author of Breaking News, published in New York by St. Martin's Press in 2008, which received universal recognition as one of the best books ever on the work of a foreign correspondent
Nick Powell, Sports Editor at Sky News
BA Modern Languages (German and Russian 1981)
Nick is one of the most experienced news broadcasters in Britain with over 35 years of broadcasting experience. He joined Sky in 1996 as Producer and Editor and is currently Sports Editor for Sky News. He previously worked for Pennine Radio (Pulse Radio) as Breakfast News Presenter and as a Producer and Presenter at Yorkshire Television (ITV Yorkshire). Nick has won two Royal Television Society (RTS) awards including OB of the year in 1989 for the rugby league programme ‘Scrumdown’ and sports documentary of the year 1996, ‘Rugby league, a Northern religion’.
Tori Lacey, BBC Weather Forecaster
Biomedical Sciences (1995)
Victoria joined the BBC Weather Centre in April 2001, with her first broadcast in November 2001.
Martin Roberts, Television Presenter, Author and Journalist
BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering (1985)
Martin Roberts is one of the UK’s most respected Property, Travel and Lifestyle TV presenters and journalists. Over the past 25 years he has appeared on BBC TV and Radio, ITV, CNN and SKY TV and has presented the hit BBC property auction show, ‘Homes under the Hammer’ for nearly 10 years. His journalism roles have included being a reporter on ITV’s top travel programme ‘Wish You Were Here…?’ and he was Travel Editor of Woman Magazine for over 15 years. Martin has also written and contributed to numerous books about travel and property.
Andrew Critchlow, Associate Editor Breaking Views at Thomson Reuters
BA International Relations and Security Studies (1999)
Andrew was Commodities Editor and a columnist at The Telegraph until October 2015 when he joined Breaking Views at Thomson Reuters. With fifteen years of experience writing on commodities, finance and the Middle East, Andrew was previously Australia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal and Middle East managing editor of Dow Jones Newswires in Dubai, where he expanded coverage in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Qatar. He previously worked for three years with Bloomberg as the Gulf OPEC correspondent and deputy Dubai bureau chief.
Xanthe Mallett, Forensic Anthropologist, Criminologist and Television Presenter
BSc Archaeological Sciences (2002)
Xanthe Mallett has established herself as a leading forensic anthropologist, criminologist and television presenter. She is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Criminology at the University of New England in Australia and has featured in a number of programmes in the UK, Australia and the US including working as a forensic anthropologist on the BBC2 series History Cold Case; presenting the Australian equivalent of Crimewatch, Wanted; and co-hosting Coast Australia.
Matt Williams, Radio Presenter at BBC Radio
BA Modern Languages (French and Spanish)
Matt provides the sports news on Simon Mayo's Drivetime, weekdays, 5-7pm, as well as The Friday Fixture and his Middle-Aged Midweek Mosh. He started at BBC Radio Cumbria as a reporter. In 1994 he became the breakfast producer and he then joined BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat in 1999 and got the only broadcast interviews with Sir Alex Ferguson and David Beckham during Manchester United's World Club championship games in Rio. He started working on BBC Radio 5 live sport in 2001 and worked on Breakfast from 2003 to 2008, before moving to 5 live's Drive, then to Drivetime on Radio 2.