Toby Castle

Toby Castle is Deputy News Editor at the BBC. Previously Toby was Head of Home News at ITV News. He joined ITN in 1999. At ITN Toby news-edited across the home and foreign desks as well as field-producing, among other stories, the Beijing Olympics, the Lebanon war in 2006, the Columbia Shuttle disaster, the Soham murders and Michael Jackson’s death.


Under his leadership ITV News won a BAFTA in 2011 for its coverage of the Cumbria shootings, RTS News Coverage Home award for coverage of the Jimmy Savile story in 2012 and last year the RTS Home award for coverage of the murder of Lee Rigby.

Alan Grady

Alan Grady began his career at ITN twenty years ago as one of the company’s first video-journalists. As a senior producer for BBC News, he led teams on numerous foreign assignments, including covering the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.


As an Executive Producer with Sky News, Alan programme edited some of the biggest stories of the past few years, including the Charlie Hebdo shootings, the Tunisia beach attacks, and the Boston bombing.

Gill Penlington

Gill Penlington is  the editor of KayBurley@Breakfast on Sky News. She was Director of News and Event Programming for CNN International and was responsible for the network’s news programming and special coverage across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and is based in London. 


Gill was formerly editor of BBC Question Time, where she produced some of the show’s most highly rating editions during the MP’s expenses scandal. She also worked as a producer on BBC Newsnight. Gill has worked in the lobby of the UK Parliament with ITN, and started her career as a researcher in the House of Commons and at a think tank. Gill is also a mentor for the 2016 mentoring scheme.

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