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Fiona Chesterton

Fiona Chesterton

Broadcaster, Journalist

Fiona has had a long career in television commissioning, production and journalism at the BBC and Channel Four. She worked for many years in News and Current Affairs, where she was a senior Producer and Editor at the BBC, and Deputy Commissioning Editor responsible for Dispatches at C4. She became C4’s first Commissioning Editor for Daytime and then further broadened her work into Education, becoming Controller of Adult Learning at the BBC. She was also Director of Television at the media industry skills body, Creative Skillset.¬†She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Television Society in 2008 for services to broadcasting, and sat for five years on their Education committee awarding bursaries to disadvantaged students. She has also been on various judging panels for TV awards, including at the MonteCarlo TV Festival and RTS Journalism awards. Though Fiona primarily writes now, she also continues her professional association with the creative industries via voluntary activities. She is Chair of the Public Art panel in Cambridge and on the advisory panel for Anglia Ruskin University’s Storylab.

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