About

I am a journalist, editor and experienced host based in London. Over the last 10 years, my work has been published and syndicated around the world, from securing exclusives with stars like Angelina JolieSamuel L. JacksonEva Longoria and Matt Damon, to interviewing  experts in their field such as Ai-Da creator Aidan Meller, WWF's Tony Juniper, and British astronaut Major Tim Peake.

In 2008 I was awarded Brunel University's Gompertz Prize for English. I am proud to mentor young journalists as the NCTJ's Industry Advisor for Press Association Training (since 2019).​

Print

I am Directorial of Editorial of publishing and events agency Vantage Media Group (established 2018). There, I am editor of award-nominated luxury lifestyle title Tempus Magazine and new contract-publishing launch Burlingtons Magazine. At HELLO! (2011-2017) I worked across 30 global editions as International Features Writer before establishing the UK's in-house video department. I've also enjoyed roles as Acting Editor of West Essex Life (Archant, 2010), freelance copy-editor for University of Hertfordshire Press, and copywriting and marketing projects for Ripley Publishing, Sharron Ashurst PR and Mwaah Magazine. 

Online

I joined Tempus in 2017 as Digital Editor, launching its new website and spearheading key aspects of the title's BSME-nominated rebrand. Before this I was Head of Video at HELLO!, helping to bridge print and online content through creative behind-the-scenes photoshoot videos and exclusive on-camera interviews. I have written pieces for Haymarket's Third Sector, The Guardian Online and created engaging, SEO-focused blogs and website copy for a range of companies.

Presenting

As a presenter my work ranges from hosting live celebrity guest panels at events such as Showmasters' London Film & Comic Con, Sherlocked and Destination Star Trek, and providing expert commentary for BBC Worldwide and TF1, France.

See my showreel here.

Photos: LFCC 2018 & 2019 © Colin Hart; Spaghetti premiere © Tasha Best Photography/tashabest.com. Portfolio images © articles of respective publications or Michelle Johnson; all other images © Michelle Johnson unless otherwise credited

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