Adam Boulton is a pioneering broadcaster, journalist and author. His insatiable appetite for breaking news, ability to think on his feet and innate analytical skills have seen him host countless hours of live television including rolling Election Coverage from the UK, US, Ireland, France and Germany.
Adam spent more than 30 years at Sky News where his eponymous weekly programme, Sunday with Adam Boulton, had a wide-ranging brief, encompassing everything from politics to popular culture. As Sky News’ Editor at Large he presented the daily All Out Politics programme and podcast.
Adam redefined news coverage in his role as Political Editor at Sky News, harnessing developing technology to introduce on-location reportage, reaction and analysis in real time. Unique to Sky at the time, this is now the industry standard. In 2010 Adam was instrumental in brokering a deal with David Cameron, Gordon Brown and Nick Clegg to stage the ground-breaking General Election Leaders Debates, so far the only UK election cycle in which they have taken place. Never shy to speak his mind, Adam’s celebrated on-air spat with Alastair Campbell in the aftermath of the 2010 election is still one of the most memorable moments of that campaign.
Adam was a key player both on and off screen in the launch of two UK news channels, TV-am and Sky, breaking the mould of the traditional television model in his innovative recruitment and management of staff and resources. Adam has the distinction of having interviewed every UK Prime Minister since Sir Alec Douglas Home. He has covered all major developments in US politics since the Reagan years, from the USA-USSR Summits through to correctly ‘calling’ the election of President Joseph R Biden live on Sky News. He was a popular choice as winner of the Royal Television Society’s supreme Judges’Award. Adam also served as Chairman of the Parliamentary Lobby, the elite band of senior political journalists in Westminster.
His books include Tony’s Ten Years: Memories of the Blair Administration, an acclaimed account of the Blair government, and the equally well received Hung Together: The 2010 Election and the Coalition Government. He was the political columnist for The Sunday Times for seven years, and writes for a number of leading newspapers and periodicals. Much in demand as a public speaker, Adam has delivered keynote lectures for multi-national businesses, economic forums, universities, and media companies. A series of interviews he gave recently on the changing face of the British media has sparked a national debate that shows no sign of abating.
Although best known for his political programmes, Adam has a wide spectrum of interests and is both well informed and witty on a range of subjects. His portfolio includes appearances on such diverse shows as Have I Got News for You, Newsnight, Celebrity Mastermind and Christmas University Challenge. He is proactive on social media, with over 220,000 followers on Twitter.