Editor, Good Morning Britain, ITV
Honing the perfect breakfast TV formula from failed attempts to rescue ‘Daybreak’; successfully pairing “two alpha brains” Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid – and behind the scenes of the President Donald Trump interview.
With 33 years in broadcast journalism under his belt, Neil Thompson began rising with the larks in 1993, as part of the GMTV launch team, and has been a stalwart of ITV early mornings ever since. In this in-depth interview, he discusses the multiple attempts to rescue the “disaster” that was Daybreak – lessons learned which resulted in the wholly rethought “live, inclusive, immersive” approach for Good Morning Britain; examines the successful pairing of “two alpha brains” Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, how their relationship works (both on and off-screen), and how viewers have embraced the tension – helping GMB make significant gains in the ratings war; and reveals how a typical show is put together… plus the secrets of Piers’ recent interview with President Donald Trump.
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.
Political Editor, The Sunday Times
14th June 2018
A front-row seat at the battle for Brexit, two decades in national newspaper journalism, whether Theresa May can cling on… and could Corbyn actually win?
Henry Faure Walker
CEO, Newsquest Media Group
7th June 2018
Managing over 200 regional news brands with an audience of 30 million; and the “much brighter future” for local news, amidst the huge challenge of making it commercially sustainable
Managing Director - Daytime, ITV Studios
31st May 2018
Leading a team of 400 people, producing 6.5 hours of live TV every day – across flagship brands Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning, and Loose Women
Editor, The New European
24th May 2018
Launching a national newspaper from idea to newsstand in just nine days; campaigning for a second referendum, and to stop the UK leaving the EU… and the future of the paper itself if Brexit stays on track