Editor, BBC World News
Broadcasting to a global audience of 100 million, and why you shouldn’t choose a career in journalism
Anna Williams is Head of News at BBC World News. In this in-depth interview, she reveals the challenges behind delivering news to a global audience of 100 million; broadcasting to strongly-censored countries such as North Korea; balancing fair coverage of the Thai monarchy without landing their in-country correspondents a life sentence; covering Brexit from a truly international (and decidedly non-UK only) perspective; combatting gender inequality at the BBC; how cold-calling CNN kickstarted her career; and explains why she warned her son away from a career in journalism.
Essays Editor, Longreads
19th July 2018
Championing the importance of long form content in a breaking news world
12th July 2018
Growing a global community of over 26 million people – and the best life hack learned along the way
Managing Director, WGSN
6th July 2018
Launching HuffPost UK from a mock-up idea to 8m users; and now leading a team of global trend forecasters to predict the future of how we’ll live and work
Chief Executive, 7digital
28th June 2018
The radio industry “lifer” predicts the future direction of streaming, curated content… and of radio itself.
Former Executive Chairman, News International
21st June 2018
The highs and lows of five decades as Rupert Murdoch’s most trusted lieutenant – building and running his global media empire.