Joel Hills

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Joel has reported on every aspect of the financial crisis and subsequent global recession: from tumbling asset prices and the collapse of Lehmans to rising unemployment and the tax-payer funded rescue of the banking system.

In addition to offering analysis on the twists and turns of a story as it develops, he also has a track record in original journalism. On 27th September 2008, he was the first broadcaster to reveal that Bradford and Bingley would not survive as an independent bank.

Joel broke several stories about the industrial disputes at Royal Mail and British Airways. Just before Christmas 2009 he revealed that the OFT was abandoning the legal action it had taken against the banks over their overdraft charges, leaving millions of customers out of pocket. In 2010, Joel has closely followed the business aspects of the BP oil spill crisis.

His interviews with Willie Walsh (Chief Executive of British Airways) Ratan Tata, Pierro Ferrari, Abdullah el-Badri (Secretary General of OPEC) and Sir Philip Hampton (Chairman of RBS) also made national headlines.

Prior to joining Sky News, Joel was a reporter / presenter for ITV Birmingham, anchoring the Evening News bulletin and occasionally co-presenting Central News at Six.

In 2001, Joel won the BT Regional Media Award for ‘Best Newcomer’, and was described by the judges as ‘a natural’.

Joel read English and Classical Literature at Exeter University followed by a PG Diploma in Broadcast journalism at Cardiff University.

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