Michael Wilson – Former Sky News Business Editor. Guest Speaker and Conference Host/Facilitator.
Michael Wilson is television’s longest-serving business and economics editor, becoming a household face – and name – as a recognised first voice on some of the biggest business stories of our age.
Over the past twenty years, Michael Wilson has anchored coverage of major business and financial news – giving quick, accurate, on-the-spot analysis from Budgets to crises, and from booms to bust. He is equally well-known in the City and in journalism and his views are respected in all areas of television, business and finance.
Michael Wilson joined Sky Television at its inception in 1989, quickly establishing himself as a trusted and authoritative journalist. In 1992, he left to present GMTV’s early morning news and business hour.
He then returned to Sky as Business and Economics Editor in 1995, and launched Sky Business Report, the news channel’s then daily evening money programme. Business figures, corporate communications professionals and fellow journalists alike viewed Michael as a must-speak-to journalist, primarily because of the credence he carried
Michael Wilson has a long pedigree in news, business and current affairs. Before Sky, he was a reporter and presenter on Thames TV’s flagship ‘This Week’ and in 1987, he helped found Thames’ award-winning ‘The City Programme’, where he worked as a reporter and main presenter.
In the 1990s, he also presented London News Radio’s Breakfast Show and helped launch Reuters Financial Television.
Michael is now a Finance Expert for Daybreak on ITV 1 and Fox Business News’ business commentator and analyst for European Business.
In 2005, he was made Freeman of the City of London, and in 2006 he was named ‘Broadcast Business Journalist of the Year’.
Michael Wilson has many years experience as an engaging event anchor, speaker and presenter, chairing conferences at the highest level and performing company interviews with senior executives – with the proven ability to coax the vital information points from the interviewees.