Dorothy Byrne

WFTV award winners Byrne & Benjamin sound clarion call for women in leadership roles

Women in Film and Television (WFTV) Award winners Baroness Floella Benjamin and Channel 4’s Dorothy Byrne used their wins to sound a clarion call for greater diversity in media. Benjamin and Byrne were among the 14 women feted at the 29th annual WFTV Awards in London on Friday (6 December). Benjamin won the EON Productions […]

C4’s Dorothy Byrne hits out at ‘sexist bastards’, Netflix in MacTaggart

Channel 4’s head of news and current affairs Dorothy Byrne has said the TV industry must do more to deal with “sexist bastards” and hit out at Netflix’s programming choices in her MacTaggart lecture. Byrne, who became the sixth woman to deliver the annual lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival on Tuesday, urged the industry […]

Channel 4’s Dorothy Byrne to give MacTaggart Lecture

Dorothy Byrne, head of news and current affairs at UK broadcaster Channel 4, will give the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at this year’s Edinburgh Television Festival, becoming the sixth woman to do so. Byrne is a former producer on UK current affairs show World In Action and was editor of The Big Story for commercial […]