Michael Crick is a political correspondent and journalist for more than 30 years, having worked for three of the great flagship TV programmes. He also presents some Dispatches programmes for Channel 4 including Boris v Dave: The Battle for Europe. He has also presented on LBC Radio.
In April 2019, Crick announced he had retired from Channel 4 and ITN. He has since presented 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.
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."