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Symeon Brown is a reporter and journalist at Channel 4 News and has been hailed as ‘Imaginative, original, thoughtful' and 'a one off' by Jon Snow. His long read on the ‘Wolves of Instagram’ was nominated for a 2019 Orwell Prize and shortlisted for a 2018 British Journalism Award. He won a 2018 Medical Journalists’ Association Award for his story on knife crime and the public health crisis facing the major trauma wards in London and was named as one of Britain’s 30 to Watch: Young Journalist awards by MHP. In 2016 he was named as Ones to Watch by the Edinburgh TV Festival as well as winning the Festival’s Random Acts Talent Scheme Live Pitch Award.

Symeon has written for a range of publications including Vice, Guardian, Huffington Post, CNN, New Statesman and The Voice. His essay on the commodification of culture in East London is included in the anthology Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space (edited by Derek Owusu and published by Trapeze in March 2019) which explores British history according to black British men.

Symeon was born in north London where he still lives. He studied Economics at SOAS and received an MA in Broadcast Journalism from City University in 2014.