Ben Falk


I’ve been a professional journalist for 17 years and taught the subject at various institutions, including London Metropolitan and Birkbeck University, since 2008.

As a freelance writer, author and broadcaster, I have written for Empire, Yahoo, The Sun, The Mirror and hundreds more, as well as been a television producer for Sky1, ITV and Channel 4.

I lived for three years in Los Angeles as the West Coast Bureau Chief of Press Association covering The Oscars, the Golden Globes and the Grammys and have written four non-fiction books. I’m currently working on my fifth.

I’m also an aspiring young adult novelist with an MA in Creative Writing and am repped by Curtis Brown.

My role

A senior lecturer since 2010, I have mainly focused on teaching broadcast and multimedia journalism.
I’m passionate about turning out students with 360-degree skills – people who can slot into any outlet and hit the ground running thanks to their ability to edit, shoot, use CMS, do a fantastic interview or simply write a great story.

This is a unique, challenging but ultimately brilliant time to be a young journalist and I’m excited to help the next crop – whether they be news hounds, multimedia content producers, or entrepreneurs finding the newest way to tell a story – make their mark.

My work:


  • Falk, B. (2010) Robert Downey Jr.: The Fall And Rise Of The Comeback Kid. London: Portico
  • Falk, B. (2012) The Wonder Of Brian Cox: The Unauthorised Biography of the man who brought science to the nation. London: John Blake
  • Falk, B., and Kachurak, M. (2014) Misdiagnosed: How I Survived The Cancer I Never Had. North Carolina: Misdiagnosed Publishing
  • Falk, B., and Falk, Q. (2005) Television’s Strangest Moments: Extraordinary but true tales from the history of TV. London: Robson Books


  • Falk, B. (2012) ‘From The Horse’s Mouth: oral assessment in Journalism education’. Investigations in university teaching and learning 8, 87-94. Available from 8/Inv 008 013 Falk.pdf
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