Journalist, presenter, and author, Gavin Esler is a renowned figure in the mainstream media. Whether he is presenting BBC News or interviewing world leaders, Esler’s authority in current affairs and commanding on screen presence, make him one of the most respected television journalists. At events he is able to offer a range of services to ensure the occasion is a success, if you require an experienced presenter to host the day event or an after dinner speaker with a rich career to entertain audiences with, Gavin Esler is the guest for you.
Best recognised for his decades spent reporting as a television journalist, Gavin Esler has held a number of high profile positions in the media. From his position as an anchor on BBC News to presenting Newsnight, Gavin Esler has been at the forefront of current affairs for over forty years and is revered in the industry for his no nonsense reporting and effective interview techniques. Often seen in the thick of the action, Gavin Esler has shared the latest news from across the world, including his award winning documentary report ‘Letters from Guantanamo’, and on BBC World News.
Destined for an investigative career, Gavin Esler studied at the University of Kent, and achieved a degree in English and American Literature. Whilst studying, he also pursued his interest in current affairs, and wrote for the university newspaper, which set Gavin Esler up for his first steps into the industry. Taking on his first role at the Belfast Telegraph in 1976, Gavin Esler built his reputation as a trusted journalist, which saw him later hired by the BBC as the Northern Ireland reporter, starting his influential career with the broadcasting giant.
Transforming his experiences into valuable content for readers, Gavin Esler has become a respected author of five novels and two non fiction books. Based on his own encounters with high profile leaders such as Tony Blair and Bill Clinton, Lessons from the Top, his most recent publication, explores how key figures tell stories in order to gain credibility and a following. Throughout his career, Gavin Esler has also contributed to a number of newspapers as a columnist for The Scotsman, and The Independent.
A trusted journalist and leading presenter with decades of experience, Gavin Esler will ensure your event is an effortless success, adapting to meet the needs of the occasion he can host, provide an after dinner speech and facilitate conferences, making him one of the most versatile people in the business.