Michael Wilson is television’s longest serving business and economics editor with Sky News for 20 years. Michael has now retired from Sky News to concentrate on varied areas of business that interest him and to which he can now devote more time. Michael is currently working across a number of broadcast platforms, and has written his first Business Biography of Lord Digby Jones – published by Wiley.
As a recognised broadcaster, not only in the UK, but in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Michael has hosted and facilitated national and international conferences from Telecoms and New Media to Nuclear, Energy and Automotive sectors. Michael is also known for facilitating discreet private wealth forums in the US and Europe.
Fox Business News provides the US viewer and traveler with all the latest breaking business news and information from the UK and around the world. Michael Wilson is Fox Business News‘ business commentator and analyst for European Business.
Michael joined Jazz FM from March 2010 and you can hear him each week in ‘Wilson’s World’ on Jazz FM.
And from September 2010 Michael joins City University as a visiting lecturer for MA Post Graduate Financial Journalism Studies.
Michael is well known on the Conference Network – speak and chairing companies including: – APCIMS: Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers; Barclay’s Wealth Management; BT; City Of London; Compaq; Hammerson; HSBC; London Stock Exchange; Standard Chartered and Tesco’s.
Michael Wilson has worked in television for thirty years, witnessing some of the most fundamental changes in the media from his first days in ITV, through the first days of 24 hour news, to today’s multimedia platforms. As an after dinner speaker his wealth of experience is unparalleled and he can entertain and inform about television’s incredible history. With over thirty years experience in business and financial journalism he can talk with authority, and of course humour, about crisis and confidence, fear and greed, boom and bust.
He joined Sky Television in that role in 1989. In 1992, he left to present GMTV’s early morning news and business hour.
He then returned to Sky as Business and Economics Editor in 1995, and launched Sky Business Report, the news channel’s then daily evening money programme. Since then, he has anchored nearly all of Sky’s coverage of major business events, from Budget specials to reporting through both boom and bust. He has also written for national newspapers and his reports have been taken and watched worldwide.
As well as his record breaking run as a broadcast Business Editor, Michael has a long pedigree in news, business and current affairs. Before Sky, he was a reporter and presenter on Thames TV’s flagship This Week and in 1987; he helped found Thames’ award-winning The City Programme, where he worked as a reporter and main presenter. In the 1990s, he also presented London News Radio’s Breakfast Show and helped launch Reuters Financial Television. In 2006 he was named Broadcast Business Journalist of the Year.
He was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2005. He has lectured in Europe and internationally from the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the introduction of the single currency, through to the current economic crisis, the future shape of the financial services and banking industry. He has also been published by the British Journalism Review.
Michael has also worked for most of the FTSE 100/250 companies as a mentor for their media training, coaching and consultancy and also chaired their major conferences.