Mark Easton

Mark Easton is the BBC’s Home Editor, a role he describes as “sitting on a cloud and reporting on how Britain is changing”.  An award winning documentary-maker and news correspondent, he appears regularly on BBC television and radio as well as writing for BBC Online and many newspapers and magazines.

His expertise is broad: from health (he won the TV News Mental Health Media Award in 2004); to legal affairs (he was named Bar Council Journalist of the Year in 2003); from home affairs (his Radio 4 series “Crime of Our Lives” was selected as a highlight of 2007 by The Guardian); to social affairs (a Ten O’clock News piece on migration impact was nominated for the Royal Television Society Home News Award 2008).

Mark heads the BBC’s UK Specialists Unit comprising some sixty journalists covering almost all aspects of domestic policy.

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Sunday 2 November 2008, 4.00pm Café
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"Participating in the Battle was a little like entering a Bombay train at rush hour - it's a plunge into a swirl of wildly differing notions of how people should arrange themselves in a really tight situation. When you eventually emerge, you find that you're in a different place from where you started - and that you've been thoroughly energised from the journey. I can't wait to take the trip again next year."
Naresh Fernandes, editor-in-chief, Time Out India