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Director of Content Sky News | Sky
Cristina has a wealth of experience gained in 30 years of working across all parts of broadcast and digital journalism. In that time she has travelled the globe, field producing some of the biggest news stories. She has edited all of ITV News programmes, winning a Royal Television Society Award in 2010 for News at Ten, as well as roles as Head of Home News and Head of Output, and Executive Producer of ITV’s current affairs show “Tonight”. Her career highlight was conceiving, producing and editing ITV’s critically acclaimed Royal Wedding and Jubilee special programmes.
In 2013 she transferred to 5 News to become Editor.. renewing ITN’s contract with the channel, poaching the BBC’s Sian Williams to become main anchor and returning the service to ITN HQ in Grays Inn Road, as well as scoring 3 RTS Awards nominations which was a first for the populist and popular channel.
After 22 years at ITN, Cristina started a new chapter of her career at Sky News in 2017 as Director of Content, driving and shaping journalism production across tv, digital and radio as well long form content for Sky Atlantic and Sky One.
Cristina is a proven leader, able to inspire and engage the staff she works with. She has a track record of commissioning fresh original ideas and building strong relationships with peers and clients across the broadcast news industry. She has strong financial and commercial acumen and is currently responsible for a budget of many millions. And she knows and understands her audience wherever she is working.
Cristina is passionate about inspiring the next generation of journalists, from all backgrounds, to break into the business. She has launched a mentoring scheme aimed to get more women into senior roles right across the news industry, and is behind some really successful projects to increase diversity off and on screen at both ITN and Sky.