John joined Sky News in 1995 after working for the BBC and ITN. For the past twenty-nine years, he has been the driving force behind the transformation of Sky News into a world class, multi-media news organisation. In 2009, John launched a successful campaign for Britain’s first live televised Leaders’ Debates in the run-up to the UK General Election in 2010. Since, he has been recognised by the British television industry with Broadcast’s ‘Individual Achievement Award’.
John has worked on almost all the major domestic and international stories of the past twenty-five years winning numerous journalistic awards including three BAFTAS and an Emmy for coverage of events such as the death of Princess Diana, the September 11th attacks on New York, and the 7/7 London bombing.
He has been the Executive Producer of three UK General Election results programme and pioneered the innovation that Sky News brings to live coverage of breaking news. This distinctive approach has won the broadcaster the Royal Television Society’s News Channel of the Year Award for a record 12 times. Under John’s influence the organisation has invested in serious but accessible journalism with an emphasis on international and business news.