Adam Shaw is a multi-award winning journalist and one of the most recognisable faces of business journalism on television. He is known for his style of bringing a critical but engaging and imaginative approach to business journalism on both sides of the Atlantic having also presented with CNBC as well as the BBC.
He has presented many editions of BBC One’s Panorama programme, investigating some of the biggest business and economic issues facing the UK. He regularly presents ITV’s Tonight programme – Britain’s best watched current affairs series – with weekly audiences of around 3 million people.
Adam was also the lead business presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, during which time he interviewed most of the FTSE 100 CEOs and some of the world’s most powerful business leaders.
He presented the BBC World News series, Horizons, which looked at how new technologies will change the way we live in future decades. It was one of the most watched shows on BBC World Television and was seen by millions across the globe each week. As part of the series, Adam interviewed some of the world’s most powerful and richest people - from Bill Ford to Bill Gates and lots of people not called Bill.
Adam has created programmes which have looked at a wide range of business and technology issues around the world. His reports have taken him to far flung destinations including getting lost in the Amazon and working in places such as Outer Mongolia, as well as the concrete power centres of the world’s capital cities.
For the US network CNBC, he was the presenter of The Internet of Things: Powering the Economy, which investigated how digital innovation is reshaping industries around the world.
He has a passion for demystifying the complicated world of finances and business, and believes that there is a great opportunity for optimism in these current Covid times and that there is a need to bring together technology for development and finance to fund it.