Art Editor at BBC, UK
Will Gompertz is the BBC’s first Arts Editor, a role he took up in 2009. As well as regularly reporting on the arts for the main BBC News bulletins, Today Programme and numerous other outlets, Will has written and presented 3 primetime series for Radio 4, two documentaries for BBC One and has presented several programmes on Radio 2. Before joining the BBC Will spent 7-years as a Director at the Tate Galleries where he was responsible for its BAFTA-winning website, and the UK’s first Performance Art festival. In 2012 Will wrote What Are You Looking At?, a critically acclaimed best-selling book on modern art, published by Penguin and subsequently translated into 17 languages.
Will’s second book, Think Like an Artist, is about creativity and was published by Penguin in 2015. It has been re-printed three times and has been translated into fourteen different languages. Will is a respected and well-known commentator on the Arts, who has written for the Times, Guardian and numerous other publications. He was voted one of the World’s Top 50 Creative Thinkers by New York’s Creativity magazine and is a Fellow of Harris Manchester, Oxford University.