Adam Boulton is a pioneering broadcaster and veteran political journalist.
He currently presents Times Radio’s flagship Sunday morning programme as well as stints presenting Drive as well as the Worldview podcast for Englesberg Ideas. He is a weekly columnist for Sky News online and Reaction Life, as well as being a political commentator on the BBC, LBC, i newspaper, Talk TV and numerous international outlets. Adam also speaks to and moderates at conferences and private meetings, most recently at the FII Future Investment Forum and the LEAP Tech Event.
Adam’s insatiable appetite for breaking news, ability to think on his feet and innate analytical skills have seen him host countless hours of live television including rolling Election Coverage from the UK, US, Ireland, France and Germany.
Adam was the founding Political Editor of Sky News. Over more than three decades at the network he reported from every continent with a wide-ranging brief, encompassing everything from politics to popular culture. Programmes he presented included the eponymous weekly show, and post-Brexit, the daily All Out Politics programme and podcast. In 2010 Adam was instrumental in brokering a deal with David Cameron, Gordon Brown and Nick Clegg to stage the ground-breaking General Election Leaders Debates, so far the only UK election cycle in which they have taken place. He moderated the second debate in Bristol, the most watched Sky News programme to date.
In at the beginning of two start-ups, Sky in 1989 and TVam in 1983, Adam redefined political news coverage in the UK, harnessing developing technology to introduce on-location reportage, reaction and analysis in real time. Unique at the time, this is now the industry standard. Never shy to speak his mind, Adam’s celebrated on-air spat with Alastair Campbell in the aftermath of the 2010 election is still one of the most memorable moments of that campaign. Adam was a popular choice as winner of the Royal Television Society’s supreme Judges’ Award.
Adam has the distinction of having interviewed every UK Prime Minister from Sir Alec Douglas Home to Rishi Sunak. He has covered all major developments in US politics since the Reagan years, from the USA-USSR Summits through to correctly ‘calling’ the election of President Joseph R Biden live on Sky News. He was in Washington DC again covering the second impeachment of Donald J Trump.
Adam served as Chairman of the Parliamentary Lobby, the elite band of senior political journalists in Westminster, he continues to hold a lobby ticket.
His books include Tony’s Ten Years: Memories of the Blair Administration, an acclaimed account of the Blair government, and the equally well received Hung Together: The 2010 Election and the Coalition Government. He was the political columnist for The Sunday Times for seven years and now writes for a number of leading newspapers and periodicals.
Much in demand as a public speaker, Adam has delivered keynote lectures for multi-national businesses, economic forums, universities, and media companies. A series of interviews he gave recently on the changing face of the British media has sparked a national debate that shows no sign of abating.
Although best known for his political programmes, Adam has a wide spectrum of interests and is both well informed and witty on a range of subjects. He was a long-serving governor of King’s College London and Sevenoaks School. His TV portfolio includes appearances on such diverse shows as Have I Got News for You, Newsnight, Celebrity Mastermind and Christmas University Challenge. He is proactive on social media, with over 220,000 followers on Twitter.