Andrea ThompsoN

JOURNALIST AND BROADCASTER

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ABOUT

I’m Deputy Editor at UK Marie Claire, a leading international brand with a reputation for provocative journalism and inspirational fashion. We talk to over 6 million women every month through 15 different platforms including print, online, social media and events.

 

I've been a journalist for nearly 20 years and have worked as an editor and writer across print, TV, and digital media. As well as working on the commissioning desk at The Daily Mail, I spent over four years as a Senior Features Writer at the newspaper, was staff News Features Director at Grazia and Features Writer at Glamour. I've also freelanced for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, and Channel 4.

MY STORY

As Deputy Editor at Marie Claire, I work on content across all its platforms.
Upholding the brand's global focus and building commercial partnerships is a key part of my role. As well as being a regular speaker at Marie Claire events and those of our clients, I chair health and beauty panel discussions at our Fabled store in London.

 

 

In the past, as an undercover investigative reporter, I travelled the world with the Daily Mail and Channel 4, exposing everything from child labour in India to rogue surgeons in Moscow creating stem cell beauty treatments from aborted foetuses. I’ve secretly filmed money-grabbing doctors on Harley Street for Channel 4's hit show The Ugly Face of Beauty and gone undercover on celebrity yachts in Cannes and Monaco to investigate the casting couch tradition that exploits vulnerable young models during festival season.

 

 

Having been responsible for a hard hitting feature on rape as a weapon of war that won Marie Claire an Amnesty Award, I'm honoured to be a judge and presenter at the annual Amnesty Media Awards each year. This recognises outstanding human rights journalism worldwide. I regularly chair career and journalism workshops and continue to be a mentor to others trying to break into the industry.

 

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