Michael White


Voted Print Journalist of the Year by MPs and Peers in The House/BBC Parliamentary Awards, Michael White is a former political editor for the British daily newspaper, The Guardian. Fully equipped with incredible insights into a variety of topical political current affairs, Michael is the ideal after-dinner speaker for any event in search of an in-depth analysis of topics including Brexit and foreign policy.

After receiving a degree in history from the University College, London, Michael joined the Reading Evening Post as a reporter in 1966 where he kickstarted his career in journalism. In 1970, he enjoyed a brief period with London’s Evening Standard before moving to The Guardian in 1971.

Throughout his 45 years with The Guardian, White played a variety of roles for the nations leading newspaper. He initially wrote as a feature writer for three years before becoming a diary writer, political correspondent, parliamentary sketchwriter and Washington Correspondent. By 1990, he had taken over from Ian Aitken and secured the title of political editor.

As well as covering fast-paced political events such as Margaret Thatcher’s 1979 election triumph, Michael has also made TVappearances on a range of programmes. He contributed his political wisdom to the likes of Question Time, Newsnight, What the Papers Say, Have I Got News For You, Breakfast News and BBC News. White has also presented a one-off show for BBC Radio 4 entitled Savaged By A Dead Sheep, where he reflected on the best parliamentary insults that have been aired in the House of Commons.

Michael continues to work in the journalism career today as he regularly writes for the Health Service Journal as a columnist. After a total of 16 years as a political editor, White has amassed an extensive knowledge of international political affairs. Able to offer commentary on current affairs, predictions for future events and reflections on the history of politics, Michael White is the perfect addition for any corporate function in search of a politics speaker.

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When at corporate events, Michael is known to cover the following topics:

  • British Politics
  • Brexit & The EU
  • Media, Spin & Advertising
  • Savaged By Dead Sheep
  • Health Policy