Nick Wallis began his career in journalism on XFM Radio in 1997 before moving to BBC Oxford, where he worked as a travel reporter. In 2003, he moved to BBC Three to be part of their expanding news service, and in 2004 he joined Radio 1’s Newsbeat as a reporter. During this time, he also freelanced as a presenter for BBC Radio 5 Live alongside Richard Bacon, Weekend Breakfast and Up All Night.
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In 2007, Nick Wallis began reporting for ITV London and Channel 5 News, and in 2013 started presenting Channel 5’s Criminals Caught on Camera. The show involved him working closely with the police and surveillance teams as they aimed to track down criminals caught on CCTV. Since the show was first broadcast, it has become a global success. He also presented Britain’s Crime Capitals (2014) for Channel 5 and reported on Inside Out (2011-2020) and Word on the Street (2010) for the BBC. He has also been a popular voice on the radio waves, appearing on Saturday Breakfast (2011-2015) for BBC Surrey and Newsbeat (2004-2007; 2012) for BBC Radio 1
Nick has had a regular correspondent slow on The One Show since 2014, where he reports national stories in the studio and out on location, and was the first journalist to take BBC cameras inside GCHQ.
In 2020 he produced a high-rating episode of Panorama entitled ‘Scandal at the Post Office’, where he investigated what could be Britain’s biggest miscarriage of justice scandal after postmasters were jailed following a faulty computer system. He has since created two websites, Post Office Trial and Post Office Scandal, and published The Great Post Office Scandal (2021).
Nick has also taken his journalism online, live tweeting from the Johnny Depp libel trial in 2020 and 2022 to his 30,000+ followers.
He has plenty of political and current affairs knowledge. He has reported on everything from crime and surveillance to supermarket supply and gender identity, family dynamics and childhood to literature and sport. Nick is the ideal host for any discussion on safety, security and the latest news headlines.
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– The Post Office Scandal
– Celebrity Trials
Nick’s vast experience and knowledge, combined with his famous face, confident delivery and personable nature, make him the perfect choice for an event host, conference moderator or keynote speaker.
We work with senior people in large businesses so it’s vital our team are professional, efficient, responsible, reliable and can manage clients’ expectations while delivering the best service possible. Nick possesses all these qualities. He is great to work with and in particular his business interviewing abilities are highly skilled reflecting his friendly and intelligent personality, essential to relax interviewees and produce the best content.
Russell Pockett, Production Director, Brand Conversation
We hold a number of events throughout the year, many of which are prestigious black tie events. we are all too aware of how important it is to have a speaker who is not only engaging, charismatic and professional but is also able to create an atmosphere and maintain it. We hired Nick Wallis for some of our regional business awards and he was all of the above. Not only did the audience love him but he knew exactly how to keep everything going, moving things along when needed, giving people time when needed, he was an absolute pleasure and professional to work with. I felt completely relaxed leaving Nick to run the stage and would not hesitate to use him again in future.
Susie Marshall, Johnston Press South Events
Nick is a joy to work with and can self-produce with just the shortest of briefings. We always know that he’ll deliver just what we need – concise, witty, relevant reports and insightful interviews with just the right people. Nick is a real asset to the team and we’re always glad to work with him.
Georgina Hall, Sony Radio Academy Awards Secretariat
It was with some trepidation I viewed our Democracy Day. Traditionally six schools send a group of 15-16 year olds for a Q&A session in the style of Question Time. The host must empathise with the pupils and be authoritative and focussed with the panel. My fears were groundless as Nick Wallis took charge instantly. The mention of his work on Radio 1 had the students’ attention which he kept for the whole session. The panel were given just enough time to make their points but allowed no deviation. We would certainly use him again if he is available – and I have learned a great way to warm up an audience!
Cllr Richard Mantle, Mayor of Reigate and Banstead
Nick was an entertaining and effective host who spent time mastering the brief and understanding the topics under discussion. I would have no hesitation in recommending him as an MC and facilitator for any corporate event.
Trevor Dann, Director, The Radio Academy