Co-founder of Expert WomenAreas of expertise: Broadcasting, Business women, Education, Expert Women, Media
Professor Lis Howell is the co-founder of the broadcasting industry’s Expert Women campaign. In this role she has become the Special Advisor to the House of Lords Inquiry about Expert Women on the news and women working in newsrooms. Lis was until 2017, the Director of Broadcasting at City University London’s School of Journalism.
Lis is an incredibly strong and experienced broadcast interviewee on both TV and radio. She is a major award-winning journalist and broadcasting executive who has worked for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Sky News. She was Senior Vice-President at Flextech Television (later Virgin Media) where she founded Living TV, now a key channel on Sky. Prior to that she was Managing Editor of Sky News where she produced their coverage of the first Gulf War from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. She won a RTS Award for coverage of the Lockerbie disaster from ITV Border when she was the first female Head of News at ITV.
She was a television reporter and presenter at Granada and Tyne Tees and began her career in journalism as a producer and reporter at BBC Radio Leeds. In 1999 she chaired the Guardian International Edinburgh Television Festival. In 2001 she attended the prestigious Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme.
Currently Lis is a member of the RTS where she regularly chairs the News Programme of the Year Awards. She is also a judge for the Broadcast Magazine television Awards. She is a member of BAFTA and a regular contributor to Broadcast Magazine, openDemocracy and OurBeeb. She has appeared several times on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and on BBC One’s Newswatch and is a respected commentator on broadcasting issues.
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Media commentator, professor of TV Journalism and Expert Women founder