Adam Boulton
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Honorary Doctorate
Adam Boulton - Doctorate of Business

Adam Boulton has been the Political Editor of Sky News since the station’s inception in 1989, having moved from TV AM. Working for the first 24/7 news outlet in Britain, he has been a witness to every key political event over the past quarter of a century. A pioneer of the innovative use of live analysis and pictures, it is believed that he has spent more hours on television covering breaking stories than any other British television reporter. He has reported live from every continent except Antarctica, presenting specials from around the world, and hosted Sky News’ historic televised debate between the three party leaders ahead of the 2010 General Election. 

Adam has interviewed every British Prime Minister since Sir Alec Douglas-Home, and many international figures, including President Obama, with whom he obtained an exclusive UK interview on his historic visit to Ghana. Elected Chair of the Parliamentary Lobby in 2007, Adam is a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines, including The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Spectator, and New Statesman. He has also published two books: Tony’s 10 years: Memories of the Blair Administration recounting the key moments of Tony Blair’s premiership; and Hung Together about the days after the 2010 General Election.

Born in Reading, and educated at Westminster School, Adam studied at the University of Oxford and Johns Hopkins University, where he gained degrees in English and International Relations. He has taken a close interest in the work of the Elections Centre at Plymouth University, and acknowledges its role as a repository of expertise. Adam is a recipient of the Royal Television Society’s prestigious Judges Award.