Guy Lynn

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Guy Lynn is an award winning British investigative reporter for the BBC.


Guy Lynn was born in London, attended The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School in Elstree and read Geography at St Anne's College, Oxford.

He has reported for a range of TV stations including Channel One TV (London), Reuters TV, BBC South, ITV West BBC local radio and currently oversees investigations at the BBC

He was a contributing author to "Investigative Journalism: Dead or Alive", published in 2011 by Abramis.[1]


Lynn's undercover report on fake vet Leonard French, who controlled much of the UK's illegal black market in animal medicine, led directly to the imprisonment of French on 20 August 2007 for twelve months at Lincoln crown court. French's attempt to overturn the sentence was rejected by the court of appeal in 2008.[2][3]

In August 2009, a TV report exposing discrimination against migrant workers in Boston led to follow up investigations by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and won "Best Nations and Regions coverage" at the Amnesty International UK Media Awards of 2010.[4]

Amnesty International described it as having received "unprecedented national exposure, making waves from Poland to China. This was outstanding, shocking and emblematic of a deeper malaise in UK society." [5]

In 2012, Ukraine's top Olympic official - the secretary general of the Ukrainian Olympic Committee - Volodymyr Geraschenko, was suspended and later resigned after Lynn's undercover report where Geraschenko offered to illegally sell tickets on the black market prior to the London Olympics.[6][7]

In 2013, his BBC report on the underground trade in illegal driving licences led to the UK's Department of Transport announcing a change in the law.[8][9]

In 2014, various reports for the BBC resulted in the life long suspension of a large number of high street pharmacists implicated in an expose about the illegal sale of prescription only medicines. [10]


Between 2000-2003, Lynn was based in the Middle East, covering the intifada and September 11 for ABC TV news. He wrote and directed the documentary series "Ordinary People", broadcast on several TV stations and co-authored the five part TV documentary series "100 Years of Terror" for Emmy award winning production company, Set Productions.[11]


  • WINNER - BBC Ruby awards 2014 : "Best Exclusive story/investigation of the year" [12]
  • WINNER - European Prix Circom 2014 "Investigative Journalism" prize [13][14]
  • NOMINEE - European Diversity Awards 2014 "Television Journalist of the year 2014" [15]
  • WINNER - EDF Media awards 2014 "Television Journalist of the year 2014" [16]
  • NOMINEE - Amnesty International Media Awards 2014: Best nations and regions coverage [17]
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED - Association of International Broadcasting awards 2014 "Best Short TV documentary": "Racism in housing"[18]
  • WINNER - Royal Television Society: RTS Reporter of the Year (2007) (regional)
  • WINNER - Royal Television Society: RTS Reporter of the Year (2006) (regional) [22]
  • HIGHY COMMENDED- EDF London/South of England Media Awards 2014 "Specialist Journalist of the year 2014"
  • NOMINEE - Guild of Food Writers awards 2014 "Campaigning and Investigative journalism" prize
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED - EDF London/ South of England Media Awards 2013 "Specialist Journalist of the Year 2013" [23]
  • BBC (bronze) Gillard award : Best Original Journalism (2008)
  • BBC (bronze) Ruby award: Best Exclusive (2007)
  • BBC (bronze) Ruby award: TV News Journalist of the Year (2006)


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