Julian Sturdy is an award-winning journalist who has just been recruited to the teaching staff from the BBC. He has 35 years’ experience working across television, radio, online, and newspapers. His credits include producing a BBC Panorama in February 2020; Numerous appearances on Radio 4 Today Programme; Producer of R4 Face the Facts; Live reports on the BBC News Channel; BBC Daily Politics; PM; 5 Live; You and Yours; World at One. He has a clutch of national awards including a Royal Television Society Award for best documentary; Healthcare Journalist of the Year; Nominated in the Radio Academy Awards; Short-listed five times in the British Journalism Awards 2016-2019. Specialising in investigations, his original journalism has made international headlines, and appeared across most network BBC outlets.
Julian was a speaker at the Centre of Investigative Journalism Summer School in 2019. He’s a judge for the British Journalism Awards.
Julian began his career at Eastern Counties Newspapers, training on the in-house scheme and gaining his NCTJ Certificate; running district newspaper offices; and as a district chief reporter for the Eastern Daily Press. For three years, he ran the BBC Radio Norfolk’s West Norfolk studio and occasional presenter of the Drivetime programme. Julian joined BBC East TV in 2007, producing the nightly BBC Look East news; running news operations; co-ordinating outside broadcasts and making network documentaries; video journalism, mentoring, and spent a year as Editor of Inside Out.