Matthew Eltringham has spent more than 20 years working in a range of senior editorial roles at the BBC.
His career has spanned UK politics, including two General Elections and editing David Frost’s long running Sunday morning show on BBC 1. As a result he has produced interviews with more than a dozen heads of state including Presidents Putin and George W Bush as well as celebrities like George Michael and Julie Andrews.
And he spent four years as head of the BBC’s training website for journalists.
In the spring of 2005, he was the founding editor of the UGC Hub – a team of BBC journalists who pioneered the incorporation of user generated content by mainstream media in their journalism.
The team has covered every single major national and international story since its inception at the time of the July 7, 2005 London bomb attacks, developing industry leading expertise in the use of UGC. In the summer of 2008 the team won an RTS award for its innovative work in covering the floods that hit the UK.