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Dixi Stewart

Dixi Stewart

MD/ Trustee, SansStone Global/ The Radio Academy

Dixi’s broadcasting career began in 1990 in the newsrooms of Chiltern Radio, Fox FM and Capital Radio, then on BBC GLR where she devised and co-presented the BBC’s first weekly LGBT show. She helped set up Talk Radio UK where she presented and produced shows with stars including Anna Raeburn, Lorraine Kelly and Caesar The Geezer.

In 1998 she joined the BBC where she produced and edited a variety of daily and weekly programmes including The Food Programme, Woman’s Hour and Saturday Live, live news coverage of general elections, royal weddings and state funerals, and a range of documentaries including Bettany Hughes’ acclaimed series The Ideas That Make Us and the multi-award-winning A New Life In Europe. She was part of the launch team for BBC Sounds and created much-loved podcasts including Fortunately with Fi and Jane.

From 2017 to 2022 Dixi worked with the BBC’s Managing Director Bob Shennan to deliver his content strategy and implement initiatives to improve working culture, increase diversity on and off-air, and support the BBC through the COVID-19 pandemic. In December 2022 she became Managing Director of SandStone Global Productions which makes acclaimed TV documentaries for broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Amazon, PBS, Viasat, SBS and many other international platforms.

Dixi is a Fellow of The Radio Academy and Director of the Radio Academy Festival.



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