Michael Crick is a political journalist. He presents his own show on Mail Plus, The Michael Crick report.
Michael has been journalist for more than 30 years and was a founding member of Channel 4 News in 1982, and later served as C4N Washington Correspondent. He joined the BBC in 1990, and worked on Panorama before joining Newsnight in 1992. He was political editor of Newsnight from 2007-11 and then re-joined Channel 4 News until 2019.
Michael has also presented Dispatches programmes for Channel 4 including Boris v Dave: The Battle for Europe and Plebs, Lies and Videotape. He has also presented on LBC Radio together with a number of programmes for BBC Radio 4 including How to Win a Tory Leadership Election and the ten part series Tales from the Lobby.
Michael was a founding member of Channel 4 News in 1982, and later served as C4N Washington Correspondent. He joined the BBC in 1990, and worked on Panorama before joining Newsnight in 1992. He was political editor of Newsnight from 2007-11.
He won Royal Television Society awards in 1989 and 2002 and has twice been awarded RTS Specialist Journalist of the Year, in 2013 and 2017. In 2018 he was awarded the prestigious Charles Wheeler Award.
Crick is the author of several books, including biographies of Arthur Scargill, Jeffrey Archer and Alex Ferguson - which were all bestsellers - and of Michael Howard and Michael Heseltine. His latest book, Sultan of Swing: The Life of David Butler, was released in October 2018 and is currently working on a new book.
It has been said that the five most terrifying words in the political lexicon are: "Michael Crick is in reception” .
It has also been said that “One of the crowning glories of the uncodified British constitution is called “Michael Crick”."
Ex-Special Advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister, Theo Bertram, had this to say about Michael - "If I was a Minister, I'd sooner face a million angry Tweeters & their online petitions, than one Michael Crick."