Editor, BBC Horizon
Behind the scenes at the world’s longest-running science documentary series
Steve Crabtree is Editor of BBC Horizon, the world’s longest-running science documentary. In this in-depth interview, he discusses his ‘humble origins’ as a self-described ‘local lad’ from Barrow-in-Furness. After dropping out of school with no qualifications, he worked at the shipyards painting nuclear submarines, reading comic books and playing in a local band – but determined to succeed in media, he took a creative arts degree and moved to London. Now Editor of the very programme from which he was initially rejected, he discusses how the programmes are made, the challenge of making science accessible to the public yet maintaining ‘journalistic rigour;’ and reveals how the current BBC restructuring will affect the show’s future.
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Political Editor, The Sun
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Business Presenter, Sky News
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Grilling the country’s top CEOs and breaking financial scandals – live on air
Editor-in-Chief, Good Housekeeping
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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
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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.