Editor, 'Victoria Derbyshire', BBC News
Moving a successful radio partnership into television, driving the news agenda with unique and distinctive journalism… and her joy at winning a BAFTA
Louisa Compton is Editor of ‘Victoria Derbyshire’ on BBC2. In this in-depth interview she discusses her long career in BBC Radio, her strong working relationship with Victoria, and their joint move from 5 Live into TV; takes us behind the scenes on the show, creating a unique mix of original stories, exclusive interviews, audience debates, and overlooked regional/world journalism; the emerging importance of social media as a platform in its own right, and how their success is measured on traditional TV viewing figures, but also on impact, iPlayer, and social media metrics; her pride in the show often driving the day’s news agenda, with clips regularly used in major news bulletins; and her joy at her team’s recent BAFTA win.
Tom Newton Dunn
Political Editor, The Sun
18th January 2018
Thriving in a Westminster obsessed with Brexit, battling to interview Jeremy Corbyn, and championing Sun readers as ‘the backbone of the nation’.
Business Presenter, Sky News
11th January 2018
Grilling the country’s top CEOs and breaking financial scandals – live on air
Editor-in-Chief, Good Housekeeping
4th January 2018
Running global media brands, appealing to new audiences and telling the stories of ordinary women who do extraordinary things.
28th December 2017
Relaunching a music icon, the difficult balance of pleasing long-standing and new readers, and causing an election furore with Corbyn.
Editor-in-Chief, USA Today
21st December 2017
Leading an iconic American media brand, the journey to the Editor’s chair; the low number of women in media leadership roles – and her personal commitment to help solve the problem.