Adam Shaw: Biography highlights
Adam Shaw is a multi-award winning journalist and one of the most recognisable faces of business journalism on television. He is known for his style of bringing a critical but engaging and imaginative approach to business journalism.
Full biography of Adam Shaw
He regularly presents ITV’s Tonight programme – Britain’s best watched current affairs series – with weekly audiences of around 3 million people. He has presented many editions of BBC One’s Panorama programme, investigating some of the biggest business and economics issues facing the UK. He is currently a presenter of Money Box – one of the most popular factual strands on BBC Radio 4.
Adam was also the lead business presenter on Radio 4’s Today programme, during which time he interviewed most of the FTSE 100 CEOs and some of the world’s most powerful business leaders.
For many years he was also one of the key presenting faces of the hit long-running BBC Two daily finance programme Working Lunch.
He presented the BBC World News series, Horizons, which looked at how new technologies will change the way we live in future decades. It was one of the most watched shows on BBC World Television and was seen by millions across the globe each week. As part of the series, Adam interviewed some of the world most powerful and richest people – from Bill Ford to Bill Gates and lots of people not called Bill.
Adam has created programmes which have looked at a wide range of business and technology issues around the world. His reports have taken him to far flung destinations including getting lost in the Amazon and working in places such as Outer Mongolia, as well as the concrete power centres of the world’s capital cities.
Awards, Accolades, Achievements & Honours
- Plain English Campaign – Broadcaster of the Year
- Association of Investment Companies – Best Broadcast Journalist of the Year
- Association of British Insurers – Financial Broadcaster of the Year
- Proshare – Personality of the Year
- Institute of Financial Accountants – Award for Today programme’s best business coverage
Amongst a wide range of other programmes, Adam has presented the radio programmes Financial World Tonight and Radio 5’s Wake Up To Money.
For the US network CNBC, he was the presenter of The Internet of Things: Powering the Economy, which investigated how digital innovation is reshaping industries around the world.
For ITV Adam also presented two light-hearted series’– Cook Me The Money which looked at the drama behind setting up a pop up restaurant for the day and Drive To Buy which took couples on a property buying tour of the UK.
He presented and wrote Tutus and Tiaras for BBC 2/News 24 in which BBC cameras were allowed behind the scenes of the English National Ballet looking at a year in their life, as the company tried to find the finance for and produce their latest version of the Nutcracker which was designed by Gerald Scarfe.
Adam was the presenter of The Dame Game for the BBC which looked at the history of pantomime and the Pantomime Dame. He is also the presenter of Woodland Walks, in which he uncovers some of the most breath-taking woods around the UK.
In addition to his passion for demystifying the complicated world of finances and business, Adam has a keen interest in the theatre and, as a young actor, even spent a season at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
In addition to his work on television and radio, Adam has written for a number of newspapers including the Independent, Mail on Sunday and the Metro. He has written and co-authored a number of books: Political Rhubarb, Money and How to Make More of It, Managing Credit and Investing Basics.
Adam is a sought-after conference chair & facilitator and a highly skilled speaker. He has a wealth of experience hosting events and award ceremonies, both at home and abroad.
Watch Adam in action
We hired Adam as moderator and speaker for the Global Food Safety Conference in Berlin. His performance was top-class and really couldn't have been better. We were very pleased that he was able to bring a fresh approach to the enjoyment of all present as his questioning drew out new insights from presenters. Speaker after speaker faced his good-humoured grilling after their presentations as they had to answer his tough questions. The feedback of the delegates was great and they rated this 15th edition of the event as the most innovative, interesting, thought provoking and exciting ever. Adam's performance was sighted as the main ingredient to the success of the conference.'
'It was a pleasure listening to your excellent moderation at the GFSC in Berlin last week.'
Leading supermarket roundtable discussion
'Opening talk from Adam Shaw - always topical, intelligent and funny'
'It was great to meet you, and I really enjoyed your panel sessions at the GFSI conference - provoking much thought and discussion amongst delegates afterwards!'
'I personally think it would be great to have you as the moderator indeed for GS1 Forum. As I told you, it was perfect the way you were doing it for GFSI.'
BRC Brand Protection Conference
'Adam did a fantastic job and went above and beyond our expectations for the event. Beforehand he was conducting research, suggesting ideas and ensuring that he contacted all of the speakers to get a full understanding of the day. This preparation work ahead of the day, as well as the professional, engaging and entertaining chairing of the programme really made the day a success.'