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Vicky Etchells

Vicky Etchells

Head of News and Factual Podcasts , Global

Vicky is Head of Factual Podcasts at Global and oversees the most successful daily news podcast in the UK, The News Agents, hosted by Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall. The only truly multimedia daily news offering reaches its audience via podcast, video and social platforms has been downloaded more 50 million times since its launch in August 2022.

Vicky is responsible for some of the biggest factual podcasts in the UK including; The Sports Agents, The Newsagents US, The Newsagents investigates with Lewis Goodall, Full Disclosure with James O’Brien, Big Fish with Spencer Matthews and Sweeney Talks with John Sweeney. She is currently commissioning and producing a slate of original documentary podcasts for Global Player.

Vicky was a key part of the leadership team responsible for the national roll-out of LBC, now the UK’s number on commercial talk brand. In the latest RAJAR listening figures 3.5 million people a week tune into LBC, which has doubled its audience since launching nationwide in 2014. During her time at LBC the station pioneered the political phone-in, putting callers in direct contact with leading politicians including the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and Mayor of London on a weekly and monthly basis.

Vicky joined Global in 2012 as Deputy Group Head of News running the largest commercial radio news operation in the country. She went on to lead a team of award-winning journalists and correspondents as Global’s Head of Newsgathering. Prior to joining Global, Vicky spent five years at the Guardian Media Group as News Editor after starting her career as a documentary producer at ITV.

She’s won multiple top industry awards for documentaries covering a range of stories from children’s residential care homes to cocaine use in the UK. She was given the Special Recognition Award from the UN for an investigation into modern day slavery.



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