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“Championing the need for a more representative, diverse and equitable media is not an impartiality issue.”

author, journalist and broadcaster


Marcus Ryder is a journalist and author. He is the Head of External Consultancies at the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity which was set up to explore and increase diversity across the industry including journalism, acting, film, TV and radio in both front-of-house and behind the scenes roles.


He has spent over 25 years working in the media across the world including eight years as a senior executive at the BBC, winning numerous industry awards – from BAFTAs to Royal Television Society Awards and Foreign Press Association Awards. He is Chair of RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts).