writer, journalist, television researcher
Ben Clatworthy is a freelance journalist and writer, specialising in travel, skiing and adventure sports. He is also an experienced consumer affairs and factual television researcher.
Since launching his freelance career, Ben has established a portfolio of nationals and magazines, including The Times and The Sunday Times, The Spectator, British Airways’ High Life, escapism, Food and Travel, Outdoor Fitness, Monarch Passport, Ski+board, and Shortlist (Dubai) among others.
As a television researcher, Ben regularly works for the BBC. His most recent project was investigating consumer, factual and food items for The One Show, having previously worked in the corporation’s current affairs department.
Ben also spent two years as Ski+board magazine’s deputy editor, where he worked on the writing, commissioning, sub-editing and production management of the magazine.
Ben was educated at Clifton College in Bristol before studying journalism at the University of Westminster. He graduated with a first-class honours degree.
"A great reporter"
— Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2
News and Features
Ben mainly writes for The Times home, foreign and online news desks, covering travel, the Alps and skiing news stories. He also contributed to BBC News Online while working in the West’s current affairs department. Ben thrives under pressure and – with an extensive contact book – has secured a number of exclusives for the paper. Ben has a first-class honours degree in journalism from the University of Westminster
writer and journalist
Ben is a journalist on the travel desk at The Times working on the weekly Weekend section. He also freelances for an extensive range of publications – from national newspapers to in-flight magazines. Ben writes on all aspects of travel, but specialises in skiing and adventure sports. In 2015 he was nominated for Young Travel Writer of the Year at the Travel Media Awards, and for the same accolade at the prestigious Aito travel writing awards
Ben is an established network television researcher. He is experienced in all aspects of research, including contributor finding, arranging shoots, including foreign locations, doorsteps, secret filming, reconstructions and archive work. Ben’s credits include: The One Show (BBC One); Inside Out West (BBC One West); The Lark Ascending (BBC Four); The Story of the Nation (BBC Two); Election Debate (BBC One West)