David Levy is a Fellow of Green Templeton College and Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism within the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, a post he has held since September 2008. He is a member of the Content Board of the communications regulator, Ofcom, and was Visiting Professor at Sciences Po in Paris, and a non-executive member of the board of the French broadcaster France 24 between 2009 and 2012. David’s areas of expertise include the challenges facing journalism, modernising public service broadcasting, public service reform, the impact of digital technology, and media ownership and regulation both within the UK and Europe.
David Levy spent 20 years at the BBC, latterly as Controller of Public Policy (2000-07), where he led the BBC’s policy for the recent Charter Review and was in charge of public policy and regulation. Prior to that role he was Head of Policy Development and chief adviser and head of European Policy (1995-2000), Editor of BBC Radio 4’s Analysis (1992-94), and a reporter for BBC TV’s Newsnight (1990-92) and Radio 4’s File on Four (1987-90).
David Levy was educated at Haberdashers Aske’s Boys’ School, University of York, London School of Economics, and Nuffield College, Oxford.
Dr David Levy has been re-appointed for a term of three years ending on 31 July 2017.