Matthew Shaw


Deployment Editor for UK Newsgathering,  BBC News

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Matthew Shaw is currently the deployment editor for the BBC’s UK news gathering operation. He sits at the main news desk at the center of Europe’s largest newsroom and runs a team of senior journalists assigning correspondents, reporters, producers, camera crews and other resources around the UK and Ireland. Shaw chases news stories, assembles teams, manages crises and leads the coverage of UK stories across many multimedia news outlets. In a BBC career spanning three decades, Shaw has been at the heart of some of the UK’s biggest news stories – from the death of Diana to the 7/7 bombings. He was on the original launch team of the BBC’s first domestic 24-hour news TV Channel and led a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominated team for domestic news coverage.