Marcus Ryder

Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity

Marcus Ryder MBE is a leader on the issue of diversity in the UK media industry, backed by a track-record of award-winning news and current affairs productions delivered by diverse teams for a range of organisations including the BBC and China’s largest digital broadcaster CGTN, spanning a period of over 25 years. Marcus is Head of External Consultancies for the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity. He was also recently made a visiting Professor in Media Diversity at Birmingham City University. He has been actively involved in nearly all major UK diversity developments over the last five years, and been asked to give evidence to the UK Parliament twice on the topic. He is co-author of two significant books which have helped shape the media diversity debate Access All Areas and Black British Lives Matter. He is regularly asked to write articles on the topic for newspapers such as The Guardian and FT, as well as industry magazines such as Broadcast.

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