John Hardie

Chief Executive, ITN

The news leader talks turning ITN around, loving the new News at Ten, and the future of TV news

27th October 2016

John Hardie is Chief Executive of ITN. In this in-depth interview, he talks through his career and how he ended up in television news, despite a 14-year ‘detour’ at Proctor and Gamble and Disney; reveals how he turned ITN around despite a challenging start with a ‘black hole’ in its pension fund; discusses the future of journalism and ITN’s role in it; strongly supports News at Ten’s revamped style, arguing its anchors are right to mix commentary with their reporting; and shares his worry that rising extremism is threatening journalism.