Sally Webb is a Lecturer in Journalism at City University. Her main responsibility is the MA TV Journalism course, but she also works across the MA Broadcast Journalism, MA Financial Journalism, MA Science Journalism, and the third year BA Journalism courses. She has also supervised for MA Investigative Journalism, Erasmus Mundus and MA International Journalism.
Sally is an acclaimed journalist and television producer/director, having made programmes for BBC (radio and television), ITV, Channel 5, Granada, Twenty Twenty Television, and CNN. Her documentaries have been screened worldwide.
Sally began her career in journalism in BBC local radio, working at Greater Manchester Radio, before moving to the north west regional BBC news, political and documentary programmes. She moved to the BBC Political Research Unit in London, before joining the BBC Special Documentaries Unit to make special investigative programmes for Panorama, Assignment and File on 4, the multi-award-winning documentary series on Radio 4. Sally helped to create many current affairs programmes, including "Here and Now" for the BBC, "What's the Story?" for Channel 5 and the multi-award-winning,"Tonight with Trevor McDonald" for ITV.
Sally is a visiting Guest Producer for the BBC Academy where she has run the Single Camera Directing course, training their staff since 2002. She has contributed to the BBC College of Journalism website since 2006, making best practice films (Embedded journalism: Reporting conflict and Investigative reporting techniques: Paul Kenyon).
Sally is also a visiting tutor at the National Film and Television School, teaching single camera directing and sitting on the interview board to help select candidates.
Currently, Sally is a member of the Royal Television Society and Women in Journalism.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Radio and Television Journalism, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom, 1991 – 1992
- BA Honours Degree in Modern History, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 1986 – 1989
- Embedding Journalism: Reporting Conflict. BBC Colllege of Journalism WebsiteThe film is still available on the BBC College of Journalism website.
- Investigative Journalism. BBC College of Journalism websiteI produced, directed and wrote this film. It is used online and a copy of it is shown to people joining Panorama to do an investigation.