Chair of the EJN Board of Trustees

Dorothy Byrne

Dorothy Byrne is Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel Four in the United Kingdom. She was appointed in September 2003, having previously edited the award-winning Dispatches. During her tenure, the Channel’s news and current affairs programmes have won numerous BAFTA, RTS, Emmy Awards and others. In 2014, Dispatches won the RTS Journalism Awards for both best Home and best International Current Affairs, the first time one strand won both awards, and Channel Four News won the RTS Journalism Award for Best News Programme of the Year for the second year running.

Dorothy is a Fellow of The Royal Television Society an award she received for her “outstanding contribution to television”. She has also won the Factual Award (given by Women in Film and Television). In 2015 she was awarded a Scottish BAFTA for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting. She is a visiting professor at Leicester de Montfort University and sits on the Advisory Board for the Department of Journalism Studies at Sheffield University.