Ian Katz

Chief Content Officer at Channel 4

Ian joined Channel 4 in January 2018. He has overall responsibility for the creative output of Channel 4's portfolio of channels and its on-demand viewing service, All 4.

Ian is an experienced creative leader with an award-winning track record in both broadcast and newspaper journalism. At Channel 4 he has been responsible for greenlighting critically acclaimed shows ranging from The Big Narstie Show to Brexit: The Uncivil War and recent hit, It’s A Sin. He was editor of BBC Newsnight from 2013 to 2017, a period which saw the show collect awards for exposing the Kids Company scandal, covering the Grenfell fire and investigating the massacre of Rohingyas in Myanmar.

Previously, Ian worked in a wide range of roles at the Guardian, including features, foreign reporting and launching the paper on the internet. Between 2010 and 2014, he was Deputy Editor of the Guardian, overseeing the paper's coverage of the WikiLeaks data dumps and phone-hacking.



  • Chief Content Officer

    January, 2018 - present

  • Director of Programmes

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