Paul Brand is the UK Editor for ITV News and presenter of ITV’s current affairs programme Tonight, covering the defining stories of our time. He regularly reports and has guest presented on Good Morning Britain, as well as providing expert analysis for Lorraine. He is a presenter on LBC Radio, as well as ITV’s Peston show.
In 2021/2022 he won a string of national and international awards, including London Press Club Broadcaster of the Year, for his explosive scoops revealing the partygate scandal. His exclusives included the infamous video of Downing Street staff laughing and joking about a Christmas Party and damaging revelations about Boris Johnson’s lockdown-breaking birthday party.
In 2020 he was named Political Journalist of the Year at the British Journalism Awards as the foremost journalist reporting on the Covid-19 pandemic in the care sector. His investigations were the first to reveal that patients were being systematically discharged from hospitals into care homes without testing, and he was the only journalist to secure an exclusive interview with the then Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, about the unfolding scandal. His reporting was also raised at Prime Minister’s Questions.
Paul’s impactful investigations across a spectrum of subjects have repeatedly changed government policy, most recently forcing the government to u-turn and reinstate its pledge to ban so-called conversion therapy. His undercover reporting on the practice has been repeatedly referenced in Parliament and earned him Broadcaster of the Year at the Pink News Awards 2018.
Outside of work, Paul is a patron of the charity Just Like Us and a co-founder of the initiative School Diversity Week, both of which try to make schools a happy environment for LGBT+ pupils.