Kimberley Rowell

Kimberley Rowell, Assistant Editor, BBC Stories
Kim is a phenomenal storyteller and inspiring creative leader.

As Commissioning Editor at The Telegraph, Kim was the driving force behind ‘Telegraph Films’. Covering everything from Britain’s loneliness epidemic to collaborating with the Bill and Melinda Gates Global Health Foundation; her feature for World Aids Day investigating HIV in Russia brought in over 4 million views on Snapchat; unprecedented social impact for the company.

Now as Assistant Editor at BBC Stories, Kim heads up a young team of journalists creating pertinent content for 16 – 34-year olds. Themes cover everything from climate change, money, mental health, gender and social activism. Within 2 months Kim had all videos on the BBC website ‘most watched’ list.

Always innovating with new projects; at The Telegraph she was Executive Producer on Bryony Gordon’s ‘Mad World’ and ‘If I Can Do It’ mental health podcasts; the Prince Harry episode made global headlines. Additional interviewees have included Stephen Fry, Mel B, Fearne Cotton and Matt Haig.

Building on her mental health experience, Kim published the book ‘Townie Spider’ in April, with the intention that it’s utilised as an introduction of themes of friendship and kindness to preschool children.

Kim was recognised with a ‘Women of the Future’ Award in 2018 – they highlight inspirational ‘stars of tomorrow’ across diverse sectors; those making a distinctive contribution and acting as a role model to others. She also voluntarily produces their podcast, speaking to guests about their careers and inspirations.

Additionally she’s a Type 1 Diabetic, but you wouldn’t know it.