CV

JOURNALISM

Benji Wilson joined the staff of The Daily Telegraph in 2000 as a television writer. He left to write a column in Private Eye in late 2001 and has since written for publications including The Observer, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent on Sunday, Condé Nast Traveller, GQ and Radio Times on television, film, books, media and travel.

In 2013 he began writing for Entertainment Weekly in the US and is now a regular contributor to Yahoo TV and Emmy magazine. Since 2014 he has also been a contributor to the Sydney Morning Herald and Foxtel magazine in Australia.

In 2015 he was made television critic for The Telegraph. He remains a regular contributor to The Sunday Times and a lead interviewer for You magazine.

BROADCASTING

Benji Wilson has appeared on BBC2, Channel 5 and Radio 5 Live reviewing television, newspapers and advertising. For three years he was a regular TV critic on the Richard Bacon Show on 5 Live, and continues to comment on television and the media on national TV and radio.

PRESENTING

Benji Wilson is a regular chair for panels, screenings and launches on behalf of Bafta, the BFI, the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky. In the last 12 months he has interviewed the Controller of BBC2 and BBC1 for Bafta’s Meet the Controller Sessions, chaired Bafta panels on comedy and documentary commissioning across all broadcasters, and launched the BBC’s Wolf Hall at the BFI.

He is on the Bafta and Broadcast Awards judging panels and is a member of the Broadcasting Press Guild.

CONSULTANCY

In 2013 he was hired by zeebox, later Beamly, a social media app for TV, to advise on strategy, UI, and original content. Roles included business development, liaising with contacts at studios and broadcasters and managing an editorial team.

EDUCATION

1994-1997              Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge

BA Hons in English. Part II: First Class Honours; Part I: First Class Honours. Elected Senior Scholar of Gonville & Caius College. MA Hons in English.

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