Andrew Wilson is a veteran of live television presenting and an award-winning foreign correspondent. He is a leading news and communications professional who now turns his hand to speaking events.
Andrew Wilson is an experienced event host, after-dinner speaker and conference moderator. Thanks to a decade of hosting his own current affairs programme on Sky, he is an expert interviewer, skills that he has used in a number of productions including international CEO interviews, global events for Reuters and thought leadership exchanges at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
After leaving University in the early 1980s, Andrew Wilson briefly became an officer in the British Army before turning to broadcasting. He joined TV-am as their Midlands, and then the Scotland, correspondent. In 1989 he became their foreign correspondent, reporting live from the fall of the Berlin Wall and from Kuwait City in 1991 where he reported on the retreating armies of Saddam Hussein.
Andrew joined Sky News in 1993, reporting in countries as far and wide as Bosnia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia and across the Middle East, Europe and Africa. In 1998 he became Sky’s Moscow correspondent, covering the war on Chechnya, reported from the 1999 advance from Macedonia into Kosovo alongside KFOR troops and reported on Boris Yeltsin’s Millennium night resignation. In 2001, Andrew became Sky’s Middle East correspondent and was based in Jerusalem, before becoming their US correspondent in 2004 where he covered the US Presidential Election between George W. Bush and John Kerry. He would return to cover the US Presidential Elections of 2008 and 2012.
In 2005 he fronted Sky’s coverage of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami from Thailand and also from Mississippi on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He also presented a two-part Sky documentary this year entitled Last Days of the Nazis (2005) which assessed the last moments of Adolf Hitler.
In 2007, Andrew became a news presenter based at the London Sky News Centre where he presented Sky News at 5 (1999-2016) on the weekends. Whilst there he continued to travel overseas to report on international news stories such as Sky’s Afghan coverage from Helmand Province, the uprising of Burma, the Russian invasion of George and the Libyan conflict with Ajdabiya.
Andrew and Sky News, have been the recipients of a number of industry awards including the RTS Best News Programme in 2016, a Monaco Golden Nymph Award and recognition at the NY TV Festival. He left Sky News in 2016.
Not content with simply reporting on political and military stories, Andrew also has a special interest in environmental stories. He covered the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, his fascination and love for stories on the environment has grown and grown. He presented a number of live shows from the Amazon jungle ahead of the 2009 COP15, and has moderated environmental conferences in the City as well as hosting a number of Virgin Formula E events in Paris and New York.
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Andrew is an experienced media and skills trainer and regularly works with news presenters and reporters. He works with the John Schofield Trust to mentor young journalists and is a contributor to the Westminster Foreign Affairs think tank Global Strategy Forum and is a member of BAFTA. He is also a partner in A Squared Media, a consultancy firm working in television production, training and documentaries.
Andrew has extensive expertise and proficient speaking ability in the following areas:
– International Relations
– Security Issues
– Circular Economy
– Economic Affairs
– Digital Transformation
– US Politics
– Business Management
– Fake News
Having presented countless breaking news stories, Andrew Wilson has the confidence, knowledge and passion to educate and entertain audiences of any size. Whether he is inspiring guests with stories from reporting in Gaza and Iraq, educating them on spotting fake news, or advising them on sustainability, Andrew is a superb addition to any event.
Fantastic talk by Andrew Wilson.
Kisette Johnson, Head of School Screen Space
Great talk from Andrew Wilson.
United Oil & Gas plc.