Amanda Farnsworth

Amanda Farnsworth is a senior executive who has held some of the most high profile leadership roles in the BBC including Editor of the TV One and Six O Clock News, Deputy Editor, Newsnight and Bureau Chief in Washington DC. As Project Executive London 2012 she was responsible for developing some of the BBC’s key external partnerships around the London 2012 Olympics. She sat on the BBC’s 2012 Steering Group, formulating the BBC's vision, editorial strategy and plans to cover all the major 2012 events including the Olympic Torch Relay, the Cultural Olympiad and the Olympic Games. Amanda is currently Head of Visual Journalism at BBC News bringing together TV and online designers with developers, journalists and TV picture editors across all domestic and global outlets on both platforms. The team make all BBC News TV graphics and the high end multimedia interactive projects and data journalism online within News. Amanda’s team won 24 awards in the past 3 years. Amanda is on the Board of the Global Editors Network. Amanda is also a Trustee of the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, West London.

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Editor's note: Amanda Farnsworth is Head of Visual Journalism at BBC News and a featured speaker at SAS Global Forum 2017, April 2-5, 2017 in Orlando. There was a best selling book some years ago called “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus.” It’s a phrase I thought