Kim Rowell

Assistant Editor, BBC Three & BBC News

Currently commissioning digital documentaries for BBC Three and BBC News, Kim heads-up a team of journalists covering everything from climate change and the environment, to money, mental health, identity and social activism. Prior to this, Kim was Commissioning Editor of digital video at The Telegraph and the driving force behind ‘Telegraph Films’, including collaborations with the Bill and Melinda Gates Global Health Foundation. Kim also operated as Executive Producer on Bryony Gordon’s ‘Mad World’ and ‘If I Can Do It’ mental health podcasts, of which the Prince Harry episode made global headlines. Kim’s children’s book ‘Townie Spider’ was published in April 2019, with the intention that it was used as an easy introduction of themes of friendship, kindness and collaboration to children of a preschool age. The book was named in the ‘Top 7 Books for Children’s Mental Health’. Described as ‘pioneering’, Kim’s work as an accomplished leader and mentor saw her recognised with a ‘Women of the Future’ Award in November 2018. Since winning the award, Kim has gone on to produce the ‘Women of the Future’ podcast; guests have included Cherie Blair, Jess Phillips MP and Editor-in-Chief of Stylist Lisa Smosarski.

In November 2019 Kim was named on the Financial Times ‘Kindness and Leadership: 50 Leading Lights’ list, alongside the likes of Liverpool Football Club Manger Jurgen Klopp. The list sets out to recognise the contribution of kind leaders to business, the economy and society. Kim was also named as an Honouree by Campaign Magazine’s ‘Female Frontiers’ Awards for ‘Conquering Creativity’ in February 2020; putting the spotlight on women who are constantly pushing the boundaries with their ground-breaking achievements in the marketing, advertising, media and tech industries. At the Digital Women Awards in March 2020, Kim was shortlisted in the Mum of the Year, Role Model of the Year and Digital Woman of the Year categories and named a ‘One to Watch’.