WFTV Meet the Commissioner

WFTV Meet the Commissioner: Louisa Compton, Head of News & Current Affairs at Channel 4

30th June 2020 14:15

Tuesday 30 June | 14:15-15:00

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Have you got a fantastic idea for a ground-breaking documentary or series? Would you like to find out how to get your programme proposal commissioned?

WFTV Chair, Liz Tucker will be in conversation with Louisa Compton, Head of News & Current Affairs at Channel 4 who will share her thoughts about what makes great television and explain what you need to do to get that elusive commission.

Louisa has overseen Dispatches, including films such as Celebs for Sale: The Great Charity Scandal, Trump’s Plans for the NHS, Starbucks and Nespresso: The Truth About Your Coffee and Growing Up Poor: Britain’s Breadline Kids.  And last year, she was responsible for Channel 4’s coverage of the general election and more recently has led the Current Affairs department’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.



Louisa-Compton-HeadshotLouisa Compton, Head of News & Current Affairs at Channel 4. Prior to this, she was a News and Current Affairs Commissioner at the channel, where her responsibilities included the Dispatches series.

Louisa joined Channel 4 after a career at the BBC which included launching and creating the BAFTA award-winning Victoria Derbyshire programme. She has also been the Editor of Newsbeat on BBC Radio 1.

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