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Hello, I'm Chris. 👋

I am a freelance reporter, and a contributing editor at Tortoise. 🐢

In addition to writing about the UK, social science and public policy, I am also an investigative reporter, and have broken a large number of defining stories - both on TV and in print. I have won awards both as a breaker of big news and a chaser of events. You can read some of my reporting on my portfolio page.

From 2014 to 2019, I was BBC Newsnight's public policy editor. In that role, I covered the Scottish independence referendum, the 2015 general election, the 2016 EU referendum and the 2017 election.  

Prior to joining the BBC, I worked at the Financial Times as a leader writer (2007-10), education correspondent (2010-13) and comment editor (2013-14). I can code in both Python and Stata.