Michael Wilson was voted Business Broadcaster of the Year by the World Economic Forum. He co-authored Fixing Britain with Digby Jones and has since written a guide to demystifying the charts and jargon that fill the financial pages. As the longest serving business and economic editor in UK television, Michael makes an authoritative and informed keynote speaker or facilitator for any event.
Michael Wilson is television’s longest serving business and economics editor. Over the past twenty years, he has anchored nearly all Sky’s coverage of major business and financial news – giving quick, accurate on the spot analysis from budgets to the crises of booms and busts. He is well known and his views are respected in all areas of television, business and finance and is in demand on the corporate circuit as a Finance & Economics Keynote Speaker.
Michael joined Sky Television at its inception in 1989. In 1992, he left to present GMTV’s early morning news and business hour.
He then returned to Sky as Business and Economics Editor in 1995, and launched Sky Business Report, the news channel’s then daily evening money programme. He has also written for national newspapers and his reports have been taken and watched worldwide.
As well as his record breaking run as a broadcast Business Editor, Michael has a long pedigree in news, business and current affairs.
Before Sky, Michael Wilson was a reporter and presenter on Thames TV’s flagship This Week and in 1987, he helped found Thames’ award-winning The City Programme, where he worked as a reporter and main presenter. In the 1990s, he also presented London News Radio’s Breakfast Show and helped launch Reuters Financial Television. In 2006, he was named Broadcast Business Journalist of the Year . He was made a Freeman of the City in 2005.
Michael has also worked for most of the FTSE 100/250 companies as a mentor for their media training, coaching and consultancy at the highest level . He has also chaired and given keynote speeches at their major conferences. He is considered knowledgeable, influential and, if necessary, discrete.
Michael Wilson has lectured in Europe and internationally from the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the introduction of the single currency ,through to the current economic crisis and the future shape of the financial services and banking industry . He has also been published by the British Journalism Review.