Sally Webb is a Lecturer in Journalism at City University. Her main responsibility is the MA TV Journalism course, but she also teaches the MA International Journalism. She has previously worked across MA Broadcast Journalism, MA Financial Journalism, MA Science Journalism, MA Investigative Journalism, Erasmus Mundus and the third year BA Journalism courses.
Sally is an acclaimed journalist and television producer/director, having made programmes for BBC (radio, television and online), 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 has been a visiting Guest Producer for the BBC Academy since 2002, where she has run the Single Camera Directing course training their staff. 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, Jan 1986 – Jan 1989
- Postgraduate Diploma in Radio and Television Journalism, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Preston, United Kingdom, 1991 – 1992
- 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.