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Stewart Purvis CBE

Stewart Purvis CBE

Stewart Purvis is a non-executive director of Channel Four. A regional television presenter while still at university, he was chosen as one of the BBC’s first three News Trainees in 1969. In 1972 he joined ITN and went on to become Editor-in-Chief  and Chief Executive. After Stewart retired from ITN in 2003 he became a Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media at Oxford University and the first Professor of Television Journalism at City University London. From 2007 to 2010 he was Ofcom’s Partner for Content and Standards. He has won BAFTA and Royal Television Society (RTS) awards, in 2000 he was made a CBE for services to broadcast journalism, and in 2009 he received the RTS’s Gold Medal for an outstanding contribution to television.

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