Andy JonesJournalist and Broadcaster
Andy Jones is a journalist and broadcaster who has a happy knack of selling his ideas to big audiences - whether it's a crazy hair-brained first person piece or a serious investigation exposing injustice. In an ever changing media world, Andy has made himself truly cross platform, switching across to TV and radio whenever possible.
He counts himself lucky to have worked across some outstanding platforms. In print he has written for The Times, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Vice, Sunday Mirror, The Sun, Evening Standard, Telegraph, Shortlist, Metro, Grazia, Fabulous, Cosmopolitan, GQ, FHM, Star, Glamour, Men's Health and Womens' Health among other titles, having started his career at thelondonpaper where he was features writer and weekly 'Man About Town' dating columnist.
He has written over 400 articles on sex, dating and relationships for print media, though also writes lifestyle, celebrity, first person and travel pieces. He has interviewed celebrities like Elle Macpherson, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bette Midler, David Beckham and Cheryl Cole; built and lived in an igloo in the Arctic Circle and wrote Grazia Australia's 'Guy Next Door' column for one year. He also has had a sports betting column, 'Overdrawn' which ran monthly in Sport Magazine each month before it bankrupted him (and possibly the magazine.)
In broadcast, Andy has made and fronted packages for BBC1's Inside Out, BBC 2's Victoria Derbyshire programme and London Live News and has featured on ITV1's Lorraine on over a dozen occasions as a newspaper reviewer. He has also been seen on Sky News, C5's The Vanessa Show, BBC1's Sunday Morning Live, C5's Hotel Inspector, GMTV, the Stephen Nolan Show and two series of C5's Generation Sex. In other work, Andy has also appeared in a one-off C4 show called 'Seven Ages of Love' where he delivered a first person verse about his adventures dating in the city and C5's Essex Jungle where he interviewed a man who shares his bungalow with a crocodile.
On radio, Andy regularly makes his own packages for BBC World Service (Business Daily & Sportshour) and Radio 4 (You And Yours and From Our Own Correspondent) on subjects as varied as saving endangered elephants in the Gabon jungle to travelogues from China's "Kingdom of the Little People." He also contributes to BBC5Live shows like Nicky Campbell, Stephen Nolan, Richard Bacon and Tony Livesey, as well as being a frequent guest on Gaby Roslin's BBC London 94.9 Saturday show. This can be anything from on air dating advice to soapboxing about the day's celebrity/political events.
He is also an in-demand media trainer offering a range of training schemes (through Zamala International) to private clients - Royal College of Midwives, Prostate Cancer, GB Swim Team - as well as his own bespoke PR services to firms like Clarion, Instinct, Hope & Glory, Hotwire and FeverPR.
He is particularly proud of his guest lecture work for future journalists (Westminster, Kingston, Bournemouth and Edinburgh Napier universities, plus Bauer Academy and Go Think Big) as well as his work highlighting social housing injustices for Vice and The Sunday Times.