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Chris Shaw

editorial director
ITN Productions

Chris Shaw is the Editorial Director of ITN Productions, the programme-making arm of ITN, one of the world’s leading news production businesses. In this role he has made documentaries for Channel 4, ITV, Channel 5, The Discovery Network and other broadcasters. To date these include the RTS Award winning film Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields, The Agenda for ITV and 8 episodes of the Dispatches current affairs strand.

He also oversees daily online news and entertainment content for a number of partners, including YouTube, Virgin, MSN & several national newspapers.

Prior to returning to ITN, he was Senior Programme Controller at Channel 5, responsible for the Channel’s news, current affairs and much of its documentary output –  a post he held for a decade.

In his previous career at ITN he was the Programme Editor of News at Ten and held senior Editorial positions on Channel 4 News including Home and Foreign News Editor. He also launched the ground-breaking Five News in 1997 which won 3 Royal Television Society Awards in its first year.