About our company
TV News London is a well-established communications company specialising in media training, presentation training and DVD production for individuals and organisations in both the public and private sectors.
Our team has unrivalled experience of conventional media as well as all the latest developments online. Since our formation, more than twenty years ago, we have hosted over 1,000 courses and trained more than 5,000 people. Our experts have produced thousands of broadcast news items, and numerous print articles and videos.
Whether it’s TV and radio news you are dealing with, speaking at a conference, making a presentation or communicating by online video conference…we can help you make every word count. In today’s fast-changing world of mobile phone communication and HD TV it’s never been more important to communicate your message on camera, clearly and with confidence.
Just take a look at our website for more information about our courses and visual communication production skills or call us now for immediate advice and a fast proposal.
Call us on 020 8275 8854 to find out more
Our trainers & consultants
Our trainers are the secret of our success. They are all seasoned journalists, broadcasters and communications experts. Their experience comes from working with broadcasters such as Sky TV, BBC & ITN and newspapers ranging from The Sunday Times to The Sun. They really know what’s going on in today’s online media age and the opportunities that are there for the taking.
We have an extensive team of trainers and consultants covering media, crisis, print, presentation and social media. Our team includes:
Roz Morris - Broadcaster and Media Trainer & Managing Director of TV News London
Roz has many years’ experience as a broadcaster and media trainer. She co-founded TV News London in 1992 and is an accredited trainer for the Independent Television Association. She has been a news reporter, newsreader and programme presenter for BBC TV, ITN, Thames TV, and Tyne Tees TV, where she was the first woman in the North East of England to be the regular presenter of the weekly political and business programme. She also worked as a correspondent for BBC Scotland, based in Edinburgh, and for RTE (Irish national radio and TV) as a London Correspondent. She has been a reporter and presenter for LBC/IRN and BBC Radio News, a feature writer for the Evening Standard and a staff reporter and feature writer for The Observer and The Guardian, where she was the youngest reporter on both papers. As well as being a leading media trainer, she is currently a blogger for TV News London and the Huffington Post UK on media matters.
Malcolm Douglas - Broadcast Expert and Media Trainer
Malcolm Douglas was until recently Senior Editor and Producer at ITV’s breakfast show Good Morning Britain. He is currently involved in the programme’s production on a consultancy basis. He is a Director of TV News London and a broadcast news consultant. He is the former Deputy Editor and Head of News at ITV Breakfast (GMTV). He started his career working with national and regional newspapers before moving into TV news. With his many years' experience of running national and regional TV newsrooms including GMTV, TV-am, Thames News and Tyne Tees TV, Malcolm’s expertise is unusually broad, covering hard news, politics, consumer, lifestyle and showbiz. He advises major companies, global charities and PR organisations how to get the best coverage on television and radio and how best to respond to the media in times of crisis.
Kati Whitaker - Award Winning Broadcaster & Trainer
A broadcaster for more than 20 years, Kati is a regular on BBC Radio 4. In recent years she has reported for Radio 4 programmes such as The World Tonight from South Sudan, Mali, Liberia, Kosovo and Ethiopia. Recent programmes include documentaries about the future of the Euro, McCarthyism and the spiritual challenges of mental health and alzheimers. She has won numerous awards including a Sony shortlist and One World Radio Award for her documentary on Rwandan widows. She was formerly a TV reporter for BBC Breakfast, Channel Four News and The Medical Channel, and she won the Silver Award for her work as presenter of BBC Radio 4’s disabilities programme, ‘Does He Take Sugar?’ . She works as a freelance broadcaster and as a media and presentation trainer.
Glen Oglaza - Award winning Senior Reporter, Broadcaster & Media Trainer
Glen has more than 25 years experience as a senior reporter and correspondent for major news organisations. Until recently he was a Political Correspondent for Sky News where he covered 4 general elections. Before that he worked for ITN where he worked in nearly 40 countries, including extended stints in Washington, Moscow and the Middle East, and two years in Glasgow as ITN Scotland Correspondent. He won Royal Television Society awards for his reports on the fall of the Berlin Wall, The plight of the Kurds in the wake of the First Gulf War, and the Dunblane school shooting. He was BAFTA-nominated for London Poll Tax riot coverage. He started his career in journalism as a reporter/newsreader/presenter in local radio in Newcastle upon Tyne and at IRN/Capital Radio in London.
He has extensive media training experience working with many blue chip companies and organisations.
Roddy McDougall - Media Trainer & Video Producer
Roddy is an expert media trainer with 15 years experience of working with top corporates enabling senior spokespeople to handle TV and video interviews to the highest professional standards. He has worked with Trinity Management Communications and for 10 years was Editor in Chief of Cantos, the online news service for business leaders, both part of Brunswick Group. He was a senior TV news producer for 10 years working with ITN, and with breakfast TV stations GMTV and TVam.
Simon Brooke - Journalist and Media Trainer and Presentation Trainer
Simon Brooke has 25 years’ experience in communications training and development. He works as a freelance journalist and as an editor writing for The Sunday Times, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, The Times and the Daily Mail. Simon has many years media and presentation training experience, having worked for a wide variety of blue chip clients, helping them develop and test their corporate messages.
Jon Kaye - Experienced Radio Presenter & Media Trainer
Jon presents news and sports programmes and bulletins for BBC Three Counties Radio and other BBC and commercial radio stations. He has interviewed prominent politicians, campaigners and celebrities for over two decades. For several years he was a presenter of live news and talk programmes for London's LBC and a newsreader for Independent Radio News and Classic FM. He has presented and produced major current affairs programmes for the BBC throughout the UK, was Head of Presentation for a London commercial radio station and a communications consultant for a major charity. In 2014 one of his radio programmes was nominated for the prestigious Sandford St Martin Trust Award. He has extensive experience as a media trainer.
Abi Donald - Management Communications Coach and Media Trainer
Abi Donald is an experienced management coach, recently working as Head of Coaching for the narrative agency Bladonmore. She has 25 years’ experience in broadcast journalism, reaching the top of her profession through Reuters TV, ITN and GMTV. She has been the programme editor of News at Ten and the deputy editor of ITV's flagship breakfast programme. While working in broadcast she coached and trained presenters, correspondents and reporters to deliver compelling content with credibility and authority. As a management coach Abi has helped senior executives deliver their agenda with confidence and clarity, preparing them for media interviews, presentations or key pitches. She is an accomplished story teller with a natural ear for language allied to a common sense approach to the performance skills of body language and voice control.
Abi has designed and delivered coaching programmes for the chief executives and senior management teams of: ArcelorMittal, BAE Systems, Camelot, Coller Capital, Credit Suisse, Diageo, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Marks & Spencer, Rolls-Royce and UBS.
Louise Collins - Confidence Coach
Executive Voice & Communication Coaching
Louise is a voice and communication coach and trainer who works in the media and corporate areas. Her voice training allows her to work with the body, the voice and communication whether with an audience of one or many. Her approach is dynamic and client-centred, based on the belief that to effectively elicit change communication training must include the body and voice, language patterns and a widening of behaviours She has worked across a broad cross-section of large corporates and SME’s including CNN, Turner, TD Waterhouse, Raven Housing Trust, M & G Investments, Hiscox, the Whitehall and Industry Group, NHS, Aviva, the Financial Ombudsman, Barclays Capital and Nissan.
Barbara Gibson - Social Media Coach and Trainer
Barbara Gibson specializes in coaching and training senior professionals to help them quickly understand and master the world of social media, and effectively use the appropriate tools to accomplish business objectives. Her hands-on approach is ideal for even the most technophobic beginner, designed to produce immediate results. With more than 20 years in PR and corporate communication, Barb is a former global Chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). She has more than 19,000 Twitter followers (you can find her at http://twitter.com/barb_g), and she is a frequent speaker on social media topics for conferences around the world.
Michael Wilson - Business Broadcaster
Michael Wilson is television’s longest serving business and economics editor. At Sky he launched Sky Business Report, the news channel’s then daily evening money programme. Michael has anchored nearly all of Sky’s coverage of major business events, from Budget specials to reporting through both boom and bust. He has also written for national newspapers and was formerly a presenter for GMTV’s early morning news and business hour, and reporter and presenter on Thames TV’s flagship This Week, The City Programme and London News Radio’s Breakfast Show. He has hosted Welcome to the Weekend on Jazz FM and is currently global business presenter and financial commentator on Arise TV.
Lynne Parker – Presentation and Communications Expert
After training as a journalist, Lynne spent the first years of her career working in women’s magazines for publishing groups Nat Mags and IPC writing about fashion and beauty topics. She next worked in public relations and marketing along with stints as a TV presenter for cable television channel, Living. She set up her own PR consultancy and managed many successful promotional campaigns for well known brands including Asda, W H Smith, The Prince’s Trust, Thames Water, Hyundai Car UK, Pepe Jeans, Umbro, Nike, Avon, Almay, Innoxa and Yardley. She is an expert presentation trainer providing training and coaching based on stand- up techniques to improve self confidence and presentation skills for professional executives. She is the founder of Funny Women and the Funny Women Awards and she believes humour can help both men and women become more confident.
Nicholas Woolley - Senior Journalist/Trainer, Producer and Writer
Nicholas was for 10 years a reporter and presenter with ITN Westminster and Channel Four News, and has been a BBC TV Current Affairs reporter with various programmes, including Panorama. Former presenter on Radio 4's World At One, World This Weekend and PM Programme, and journalist with The Times newspaper.
He has many years experience as a media trainer.
Marina Gask - Media Relations Specialist/Journalist/Expert on Writing Skills
A journalist with more than 20 years’ experience at senior level and a former women’s magazine editor, Marina Gask is a specialist in media relations and writing skills. She has been Editor of Top Santé, More, Sugar and John Lewis Edition, and worked at Deputy Editor level at Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Look and SHE. As commissioning editor for a wide variety of publications over the years, she has a keen understanding of what it takes to get the press coverage you want. She has a wide range of training experience, including teaching journalism at Goldsmiths and London Metropolitan universities. Marina writes for a variety of consumer magazines, including Prima, Red and Marie-Claire, B2B titles, such as Director Magazine, and dailies including the Telegraph and the Mirror. She is also a guest speaker and coaches entrepreneurs wishing to raise their media profile
Henry Clark - Senior Training Consultant for TV News London - Middle East Specialist
Henry has worked for some of the biggest UK broadcasters. He was the Foreign Editor of the UK's first commercial Breakfast TV programme TV-am; a key figure in the launch team of the succeeding breakfast TV programme GMTV; Managing Editor at the international news agency Reuters and Senior Manager at ITN Consulting, specialising in programme launches and media training in the Middle East. He was responsible for the launch of the first Arabic-speaking live breakfast programme on Saudi TV, Sabah Saudia - training staff and developing programme content and production for seven months in Riyadh between 2009/2010. He has created new programme formats for Saudi TV morning, evening news and magazine programmes and organised a major training course for the 24-hour Al Ekhbariya news channel. Most recently he was responsible for running training courses in London and Muscat for staff at Oman State Television.
Victoria Smith - Multimedia Broadcaster and Video Journalist
Victoria has more than 20 years’ experience as a TV, radio, and digital journalist. She works as a reporter for Channel 5 News, ITV London and British Forces TV and is a self-shooting camerawoman who edits her own work. A former radio and TV presenter, she knows about studio work, live interviews and thinking on her feet. As a reporter, she has interviewed several Prime Ministers and has filed stories from a range of locations including military helicopters and warships. Her voice has been heard on radio stations across the BBC and commercial sector, and she spent a year as a newsreader and presenter for Classic FM. A former radio news editor, she has produced BBC radio shows for Vanessa Feltz and Jeremy Vine. Victoria trained as a newspaper reporter and writes for the Times and Telegraph. She speaks fluent Italian and has just finished her second novel.
Anna Ostergren - Body Language and Voice Expert
Anna Ostergren successfully coaches business executives on body language, voice and diction, presentation skills and confidence building. Her work in the corporate sector has included corporate finance, leading oil companies and Michelin star restaurants, as well as charities and large Academic Institutions. She also privately coaches market leaders. Recently, she has lectured at RBS as part of Women in Banking, Women Unlimited at the BAFTAS and Hoxton Apprentice Professional Women’s Network. She has previously worked with Kevin Spacey, Nobel prize winner Harold Pinter and most recently Jolie Richardson. She has just finished directing a one-man show and editing her first TV pilot.
We work with a diverse range of clients from the public and private sectors and many come back to us time and time again . They know that we understand their issues and how to deal with them. They understand the importance of keeping their communication skills up to date as well as training new team members.
Here are just a few of our clients.