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Andy Johnson Media

Andy outside Buckingham Palace presenting at London 2012

Andy outside Buckingham Palace presenting at London 2012

Excellence and experience. That’s what you will get from Andy.

Andy has been a journalist for more than 25 years. Starting in print, he spent 17 years at the BBC as a presenter and reporter for network and regional television.

He presented live from the London 2012 Olympics, spent five years fronting the award-winning BBC1 current affairs programme Inside Out, and appeared on BBC Radio Four’s Today programme and BBC Five Live.

Andy made films and documentaries featuring Sir Bobby Charlton, Yoko Ono, Alfie Boe, Lord Heseltine and Johnny Marr.

Now he is able to bring that invaluable media insight and ability to you and your company.

To contact Andy call 07889 094949 or email


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What Andy can do for you

Whether you require training in how to nail that broadcast interview, professional video to boost your business or organisation, someone to host an event, or a professional voiceover artist, Andy can help.

 Media Training & Insight

Media Training: What the media wants, the importance of preparation and handling tough interviews. Whether you are a CEO about to be grilled by BBC Newsnight, or a media novice needing some guidance, Andy’s expertise will enhance your media skills. All the


 Event hosting

Piers Morgan, David Haye and Lauren Laverne were just three of the big names Andy interviewed live at ADWeek Europe 2016. Andy Johnson ADWeek Europe from Andy Johnson on Vimeo. He will bring that same panache and professionalism to your



Andy produced this film of the #Big Conversation event as well as hosting it at MediaCityUK for Weber Shandwick PR. As you can see a well-produced film on your website will have far more impact than any words. Online video


 Voiceover artist

It’s been heard at the Olympic Games, and General Elections. http:// Andy Olympics showreel from Andy Johnson on Vimeo. It’s been used to interview celebrity sports stars and musicians. It’s been heard on BBC Breakfast, the Today programme and BBC Five



‘Exceptional skill’

‘Weber Shandwick has worked with Andy on its programme of Big Conversations and both times, he has exceeded our expectations and enthralled and entertained our business audience. He has an exceptional skill at judging the tone of what is needed at what time and moves easily from provocative probing to light linking humour and insightful comment. Working with Andy immediately elevates any event to the next level of engagement and professionalism and we hope he will be a long time partner to the agency.’

Jo Leah, Managing Director, Weber Shandwick Manchester


‘Andy is so professional and versatile. He has hosted everything from formal dinners, to political discussions and charity events for us. He’s a pleasure to work with.’

Laura Wolfe, managing director, Wolfe.


‘Andy’s authority, warmth and humour have made him an idea host facilitating our entrepreneurs dinners in Manchester and London. He also did a terrific job interviewing Lord Digby Jones for us in London’

Simon Kite, Partner, Saffrey Champness Accountancy


‘Andy ran an excellent broadcast media workshop for the team here at Context. His experience and knowledge gave us a far better insight into how we can work with TV and radio to raise our clients’ profile.’

Frank Smith, managing director, Context PR


‘Most rated you excellent as a trainer. They gave the workshop six out of six. Six being excellent.’

Feedback from NFU media training

‘Impeccable host’

‘We have worked with Andy on several occasions and he has done an amazing job as our voiceover and host for large awards ceremonies. Andy has always been incredibly professional, reliable and thorough to ensure a great delivery. As anyone who runs events is aware, an impeccable host can make all the difference and Andy fits the bill every time.’

Paula Kelsey, Cloud 9 Event Management/The Fresh Awards

‘Invaluable service’

Andy’s company provided us with an excellent service. We used his team to recreate a series of mock TV interview scenarios, as part of a management recruitment process. Andy’s services were invaluable in allowing us to assess the strategic communications and media skills of the interviewees, and I have no hesitation in recommending him.’

Glenn Turp regional director, Royal College Of Nursing

‘True professional’

Andy is a true professional, experienced, flexible, helpful and very client-focused. He is quick to grasp a brief and to suggest workable solutions. A great team player and a pleasure to work with.

Jane O’Hara, Cirrus-Connect


The difference video makes

Live reports and in depth features. Investigative journalism and lively interviews. Andy has done it all as a filmmaker – here are a few examples of his work.

Andy’s blog

What would Emmeline say?

Male pale and stale. The Northern Powerhouse Conference PR own goal.

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It takes strength to be gentle and kind

Decent, kind and successful. Why people like Graham Taylor are the real leaders to look up to.

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Car Crash TV interviews – and how to avoid them

Storming out of an interview is never a good idea – it does huge damage to your reputation and is completely avoidable.

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Having your cake and eating it

Big Sam falls victim to greed but Mary, Mel and Sue show a little loyalty. It’s not all about the dough.

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Play It Forward

Giving yourself and your time costs nothing. It can be hugely rewarding as Andy found out recently.

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Sexism? How about doing your homework?

Crying Wolf – or “sexism” in this case can’t disguise poor preparation in a media interview.

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Here’s one wot I wrote myself

Andy’s got the writing bug. So get in line.

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My part in the Greatest Show on Earth.

London 2012 was an unforgettable experience for Andy & his first job as a freelancer. Just don’t mention the train journey.

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An extraordinary life.

One hundred years on. One boy’s extraordinary tale of valour at The Battle of the Somme.

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The robot in your pocket

Robots and A.I. aren’t all about Hollywood. They are happening right now in the technology we use every day.

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