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Top 10 Journalists To Follow On Twitter

Victoria Derbyshire

Victoria Derbyshire is an English journalist and broadcaster. With original stories, exclusive interviews, audience debate, and the latest breaking news, she presents the BBC's morning news and current affairs program.

Derbyshire has also worked on a number of television news and political programs including Newsnight, appearances on This Week, an interview series Victoria Derbyshire Interviews, on the BBC News Channel, and Watchdog. She was also sent to cover some of the biggest global stories since joining 5 Live: 9/11, the Paris Concorde crash, general elections, World Cups, and Olympic Games.

Victoria won multiple awards. For instance, in 2009 she won the Nick Clarke Award for her handling of an interview with a man accused and then cleared of date rape. She was named PinkNews Broadcaster of the Year in October 2015 and 2016.

An important award is the BAFTA Television Award, which she won in 2017 for interviewing four former footballers about the alleged sexual abuse they experienced as boys. As a result of this, hundreds of more potential victims have come forward to the police.

Alison Colema

Alison Coleman is a senior contributor for Forbes. For the past 20 years, she's been an editor and journalist working with the national and international press, as well as leading periodicals and covering all areas of business, including entrepreneurs, start-ups, exports, finance, and executive education. Alison is also a ghostwriter for: ‘Pure Dynamite - The Autobiography of the Dynamite Kid’, which is one of her journalistic works.

She has also worked at Director, The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Employee Benefits, and Hays Journal. Some of her published works are about Entrepreneurship and Richard Branson.

Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker was a former English professional footballer until 1984–85. He played for Leicester City, Everton, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, Nagoya Grampus Eight, and was capped once by the England B national team. He has achieved many awards accordingly.

Lineker entered the broadcasting world and has flourished, hosting England’s immensely popular Match of the Day show. He also served superbly as the main presenter throughout the BBC's coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games, a significant event on both personal and national level.

Now he hosts BT Sport's coverage of the UEFA Champions League, and remains one of the most revered forwards in the history of the England National Team.

Anna Collison

Anna Collinson is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. She started her career working as a reporter and newsreader for Real Radio in the northeast of England. Now she presents and reports for television, radio, and online.

She is currently working on BBC Health’s team and BBC One, playing a key role in covering the coronavirus pandemic.

She worked as a reporter for the Bafta award-winning Victoria Derbyshire program on BBC Two and also presented and produced the ARIA award-winning podcast, The Story of Izzy Dix.

Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson is an English journalist and presenter. He is currently the North of England correspondent for BBC News.

He started his career in 2008 with BBC as a journalist in the BBC Radio Sheffield.

In October 2012, Johnson investigated the events at the 1984 Battle of Orgreave, and the trials which arose from it for BBC One regional news. He received rewards for it: Best News Reporter 2013; Runner up and Best TV Journalist 2013 from O2 Media Awards (Yorkshire and Humber).

In 2006 he was awarded The Guardian Student Media Awards Student Feature Writer and Diversity Writer of the Year. He was also awarded with Most Promising Newcomer of the year 2012 by Royal Television Society Awards.

Charlene White

Charlene White is a British journalist and newsreader who is currently the lead presenter of ITV News London since 2019. She's also the first black woman to ever-present ITV News At Ten and has previously worked across BBC as a broadcaster and senior journalist at stations including BBC News Channel, BBC Five Live, and BBC Radio 1.

White was a presenter and senior broadcast journalist at BBC Look East, Radio 5 Live Morning Reports, BBC Three 60 Seconds, and BBC News. She also had her own late-night talk show on BBC London.

Charlene has interviewed high profile music artists such as Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Beyonce at BBC Radio 1 as well as politicians like Tony Blair. She also covered foreign stories such as protests and riots in Paris due to the poor accommodations that immigrants are housed in.

One of her journalistic work is "Motherless mothers: the one I need to share all this weight of love is not here"

John O'Connell

John O'Connell is a journalist. He is also a consultant at SalesForce.

He is founder and editor at FRW Anti-Racism Group, which is a group of British Anti-racist and Antifascist activists that work to expose the Violence, Racism, Misogyny, Homophobia, Islamophobia, Anti-Antisemitism, Lies, Corruption, and Fraud at the very heart of several Far Right-Wing parties in England; such as British National, Party Britain First, National Action, PegidaUK, Ukip, Generation Identity, Football Lads Alliance, and For Britain Party, plus various European Far-Right Political Parties and Groups organisations and their multiple splits and offshoots.

In June 9th 2020, he tweeted about the replacement of controversial statues in the UK. A few days later, a Swedish filmmaker decided to do a documentary on it, prompted an hour-long debate about Neo-nazis in the country.

Nowadays, living in an era of social media, it is crucial for John O'Connell to use social media because of the interactive features and widespread adoption. Users can quickly disseminate information and rally supporters. Here, we feature some creative ways to increase social media engagement.

Mark Little

Mark Little is an Irish journalist, television presenter, and author. He presented Prime Time for RTÉ until December 2009. In his time with RTÉ, he has met US politicians such as Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.

He also worked for Twitter from November 2015 to January 2017, first as the vice president of media in Europe and Africa; and then as the managing director at Twitter Dublin.

He presented the program Who’s Afraid of Islam? in 2006, American Dream: Dead or Alive in 2008, and also reported from disaster and conflict areas such as Iraq, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

He is now the founder of a social media agency that analyses conversations and content across digital platforms, from mainstream to fringe networks, to make sense of what’s happening on social media: Kinzen.

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Dan Roan

Dan Roan is a sports editor and journalist, currently employed by BBC Sport. He's also present on flagship BBC News at 10 bulletins, and he also features regularly on Radio 4's Today program and BBC Radio 5 live. Some of his works can be found here.

At first, Dan was a politics and finance journalist at BBC until 2014. Later on, he became the chief news reporter at Sky Sports News.

Roan has led BBC News coverage from football World Cups and European Championships, the Olympics, rugby's Lions tour, the Ashes cricket series, and athletics' World Championships. He has also interviewed several important athletes like Sir Bradley Wiggins, Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, Usain Bolt, Bernie Ecclestone, Chris Froome, and Anthony Joshua.

Brian Reade

Brian Reade is a journalist and author who has weekly opinion columns on football for the Daily Mirror. Before moving to Daily Mirror in 1994, he became a columnist on the Liverpool Echo in 1990.

In 2001 he was named Columnist of the Year at the British Press Awards and in 2013 he was awarded the Cudlipp Award for Journalistic Excellence after two decades campaigning for justice for the Hillsborough families. In 2018 The Press Awards named Reade Feature Writer of The Year.

In 2004, Brian penned a damning indictment of George Bush (Former US President) and the US electorate on God Help America.

In 2007, a column in the Daily Mirror by Reade which linked Lord Green (former British diplomat) and his organisation MigrationWatch UK to the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazi Party, which led Green successfully suing for costs and damages.

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