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John Swinfield is a television director, producer and presenter. Widely published he began in newspapers as a reporter before joining ITV and the BBC.
A well-known public speaker,more...John Swinfield is a television director, producer and presenter. Widely published he began in newspapers as a reporter before joining ITV and the BBC.
A well-known public speaker, he is the former Radio and Television Industrial Journalist of the Year and the winner of several other broadcasting and editorial awards.
He is the former executive producer of arts and features for Anglia TV, and editor of Artists & Illustrators, a leading title devoted to art and painting.
An adviser to international companies on media and public relations, he offers TV training to businesses and individuals; tuition in script writing, reporting and presenting to aspiring TV and journalistic personnel.
John Swinfield has enjoyed a distinguished career in television. After Fleet Street he worked for Anglia TV before joining Nationwide (BBC1) as a reporter and later The Money Programme (BBC2) as a reporter and studio presenter. His hour-long documentaries for The Money Programme included New York Debt City, highlighting the fiscal plight of the city; The Second Gold Rush, the story of Alaskan oil from Prudhoe Bay, and The Wildcatters, a film about the oil men of Oklahoma and Texas.
Returning to ITV he created the celebrated Enterprise series which won several awards. Filmed around the world it featured international business moguls from David Rockefeller to Sir Richard Branson, Robert Maxwell to Gloria Vanderbildt.
His other titles included The Second Revolution, a series which traced Britain's change from a manufacturing to a science based economy; Five Lives, in which Swinfield talked to the parents of tragically ill children; Professionally Speaking in which he interviewed leaders of the professions.
In south America and Latin America he made award winning films about dispossessed peoples before being made the executive producer of arts and features for Anglia TV where he was responsible for a wide range of programming.
John Swinfield is an experienced radio presenter and producer. The founder director of a commercial radio station - Radio Broadland in the east of England - his titles include The Boss, on LNR, twenty-six half hour interviews he conducted with leading entrepreneurs and business personalities such as Greg Dyke, Rocco Forte, Gerry Robinson and Christopher Bland. His range has been wide-ranging, from commercial radio breakfast shows to presenting 24 Hours on the BBC world service.
He's written three books and holds an MA in Maritime History.
Area Covered: Nationally
Summary: John Swinfield has won three Royal Television Society awards. He's pictured here, right, having won the premier RTS East Anglia award for his services to the arts. As the executive producer of arts and features for\Anglia Television he created and ran many series, including Marquee and First Take, the former an arts documentary series, the latter a series featuring first time film makers.
For three years he was the editor of Artists & Illustrators, a foremost arts magazine, from which he resigned in March 07, to concentrate on writing, public speaking and media guidance for several international companies. He has also built a formidable reputation in a totally different area of TV: business and economics. A former reporter with the Money Programme (BBC2) he created Enterprise for ITV/C4 a series of candid film profiles shot around the world featuring such luminaries as Gloria Vanderbildt, David Rockefeller, Arnold Weinstock, Charles Forte and Richard Branson.
He wrote a business column for the London Evening Standard for five years, Breaking Through, and won the Radio and TV Industrial Journalist of the Year award for his C4 and ITV trilogy of hour-long documentaries on Robert Maxwell, Lord King of British Airways and Lord Weinstock of GEC. His Stocks and Shares Show, which he produced and presented for C4, was another pathfinder series.
John Swinfield won the Sandford St. Martin premier award for his film Beggars in Paradise, a portrait of a worker priest in Peru, part of a series of half-hour documentaries about dispossessed peoples which he produced, directed and presented across Latin America and south east Asia. Swinfield has an MA in maritime history from the Greenwich Maritime Institute, part of Greenwich University; his dissertation won the Royal Marine Society prize for outstanding post graduate historical research.
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Education Summary: MA in Maritime History, Greenwich University
Leading journalist former Money Programme presenter, former radio and television industrial journalist of the year.