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.
19th April 2018
Life in the Editor’s chair at an iconic brand established 40 years ago, serving 14m entrepreneurs wanting advice and inspiration – and what he’s learned from them
12th April 2018
Life in the Editor’s chair at an iconic magazine brand, working with the world’s most famous names… and growing readership in a fiercely competitive market
Editor, The Independent
5th April 2018
Embracing a sustainable digital future after closing down the print edition, expanding their reach and coverage… and keeping their commitment to be Independent
Editor-in-Chief, San Francisco Chronicle
29th March 2018
One of Cosmopolitan’s ‘50 Fearless Women’ on how she’s taken the paper to record success; hiring a cannabis correspondent… and contrasting her city’s tech billionaires against a massive homelessness crisis.
22nd March 2018
The journey leading and growing a unique global lifestyle media brand, refusing social media… and exciting plans for the future.