Journalist and News Presenter
The veteran BBC Correspondent on a lifetime of journalism, breaking news from Princess Diana’s death to the Waco siege
Maxine Mawhinney is a veteran journalist and former BBC news anchor. In this in-depth interview, she talks through her career reporting around the world, starting in Northern Ireland during the Troubles; her experience as a correspondent in Tokyo and Berlin; her secondment to Washington covering the Clinton Presidency, the OJ Simpson trial and the Waco siege; breaking the news of Princess Diana’s fatal accident on air; and gives frank advice to the next generation of journalists who want to follow her path.
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.