John Shields


Commissioning Editor,  “Today” at BBC Radio 4 (London, England)

Addressing and mitigating the loss of public trust in broadcast media  Judge

John Shields runs the planning desk for the U.K.’s main morning radio news show, “Today” on BBC Radio 4. A foreign affairs specialist, his work has taken him from Shanghai to Silicon Valley. Shields previously had assignments in the BBC’s Washington and Jerusalem bureaus, and has worked on co-productions with American Public Media’s “Marketplace.” He won Radio Academy Awards in 2010 and 2016. Shields has a bachelor’s degree in modern history and languages from the University of Oxford and a master’s degree in development studies from the London School of Economics.