Andy JonesJournalist and Broadcaster
Andy Jones is a journalist and broadcaster with a knack for selling stories to big audiences - whether it's a serious investigation exposing injustice or a crazy, hare-brained first person piece. In an ever changing media world, Andy has made himself truly cross platform, fronting and/or producing packages for terrestrial TV and the biggest names in radio.
In print he has written for The Times, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Vice, Sunday Mirror, The Sun, Evening Standard, Telegraph, GQ, Shortlist, Wired, Metro, Grazia, Fabulous, Cosmopolitan, FHM, Glamour, The Face and Men's Health among other titles, having started his career at thelondonpaper where he was features writer and weekly 'Man About Town' dating columnist.
Recent exclusives he has broken include Walt Disney 'browning up' extras for their live action Aladdin film; a Grenfell housing association withholding £7m of overpaid rents; how poachers in Gabon are using ivory to fund Islamic terror as well as various housing scandals for Vice, including this corruption story which helped stop a deeply unpopular development that planned to bulldoze hundreds of homes. You can see other examples of his work here.
In broadcast, Andy has made and fronted packages for BBC1's Inside Out, BBC 2's Victoria Derbyshire programme and London Live News as well as pitching and producing his own C4 Dispatches story, "Who Is Getting Rich From The Housing Crisis?" which aired in July 2018, a show which broke several national stories.
Andy is also an established expert and broadcaster on the topics of sex and dating, on the back of producing over 400 articles for national press as well as having two award-winning dating columns - one in London, another for Grazia Australia. His dating life was the subject of a one-off show, The Seven Ages Of Love for Channel 4. You can learn more about that on his other work site andyjonesdating.co.uk.
As an on-air pundit, he has also featured on ITV1's Lorraine on dozens of occasions and has appeared 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.
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 shadowing the Met Police as they bid to stop international pickpockets in London to travelogues from China's "Kingdom of the Little People" for Radio 4. 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 and shows across LBC, TalkRadio and other BBC stations. This can be anything from on air dating advice to soapboxing about the day's celebrity/political events.
In other print work he has interviewed celebrities like Elle Macpherson, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bette Midler, David Beckham, Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole; built and lived in an igloo in the Arctic Circle and produced Grazia Australia's 'Guy Next Door' column for over a year.
He is also an experienced sports journalist - producing sports packages for BBC Sportshour, hosting live shows on Lovesport and also writing a sports betting column, 'Overdrawn' which ran monthly in Sport Magazine before it bankrupted him (and possibly the magazine).
He is still honoured to be asked to provide occasional tipping and input for Mirror and Express sports titles.
Andy 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, Unity 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 Dispatches, Vice and The Sunday Times.