Professor Lis Howell, senior lecturer in journalism, City University

Professor Lis Howell has worked in the journalism department at City University for 14 years and is director of broadcasting and course director for the MA TV and the MA Broadcast Journalism. She researches the number of expert women on TV and radio flagship news, and regularly announces data. She has a strong relationship with the BBC through former students and current contacts, and worked there in local radio in the 1970s.

Her principal broadcasting experience has been as the first women news editor in ITV, winning an RTS award for the coverage of the Lockerbie disaster at ITV Border; the first managing editor at Sky News; a producer in the first Gulf War; co-founder of the Sky channel Living; and senior vice president at Flextech Television, heading up programming for four channels. She often appears on BBC Radio 4’s “The Media Show”, principally to discuss the future of the BBC.

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