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University of Cambridge
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    Ms Dorothy Byrne

    Murray Edwards College
    Huntingdon Road
    CB3 0DF



    • BA Hons Philosophy, Manchester University
    • Diploma in Business Studies, Sheffield University

    I was most recently Editor-at-Large at Channel Four Television, having been the Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel Four for many years.  Prior to that, I was the Commissioning Editor of Dispatches, the Editor of ITV’s The Big Story and a producer/director on World in Action. I have also made network history and arts programmes.

    I was made a Fellow of The Royal Television Society for my Outstanding Contribution to Television and won the RTS Journalism award for Outstanding Contribution to Television Journalism. I have won various other personal awards including the Grierson Trustees Award for contribution to documentary, the Women in Film and Television Award for contribution to the medium, and a Scottish BAFTA for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting. Programmes I have overseen have won many Emmy, Bafta and Royal Television Society Awards. I continue to executive produce major international documentaries. I was until recently the chair of the international charity, the Ethical Journalism Network.

    I have been a Visiting Professor at Lincoln and De Montfort Universities and sat on the Advisory Board at Sheffield University’s Journalism Department. I was a Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute at Oxford University. I have been awarded several honorary doctorates.

    I have written one book Trust Me I’m Not a Politician and contributed to several books about journalism and the media. I write regularly for national newspapers and magazines.