David Kermode is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster with two decades of experience in television, radio and digital news, both at the BBC and in the commercial sector. David enjoyed overall responsibility for BBC Breakfast on BBC One for almost four years, during which time he re-positioned the programme, integrating business news with a popular news agenda, and leading the show to the market leadership it still enjoys today.
David relishes a challenge and also relaunched Channel 5 News, produced at the time by Sky News, giving the programme a new identity, as ‘Five News with Natasha Kaplinsky’ and a new editorial tone of voice, which resulted in an audience increase in excess of 50%.
More recently, David was a change consultant with the BBC World Service, helping BBC Arabic develop a new digital identity in the crowded, noisy, Middle East media market.
With extensive management experience leading large teams, David is an accomplished communicator, who enjoys helping others develop their skills, and he is an experienced broadcaster himself, having presented shows on LBC and Capital Radio in the past.