About David Hepworth

David Hepworth is a British author, journalist, broadcaster, editor and company director.

As Editorial Director of EMAP Consumer Magazines in the 80s and 90s he edited or founded some of the UK's most influential magazines, from Smash Hits to Q, Empire and Heat.

He won the Editor Of The Year and Writer of The Year Awards from the Professional Publishers Association and the Mark Boxer Award from the British Society Of Magazine Editors.

 In 2016 he published the best selling book "1971: Never A Dull Moment". His next book "Uncommon People: The Rise And Fall Of The Rock Star" will be published in 2017 by Transworld in the UK and Henry Holt in the USA.

He is a director of MixMag Media, writes about radio for the Guardian, serves on the council of the Advertising Standards Authority, is a contributor to Radio Two's Long Players series with Johnnie Walker, podcasts regularly, blogs at and, with Mark Ellen, hosts Word In Your Ear evenings in London.

He has written for The Guardian, the Times, the Observer, Daily Telegraph, Marie Claire, GQ and the New Statesman among many others.

His broadcasting experience encompasses factual programmes for Radio Four, essays on Radio Three and, if you want to get historical, a period as one of the presenters of BBC-2's "Whistle Test" during which time he was one of the anchors of the Corporation's coverage of Live Aid.

His interests include: music, sport, literature, history and the shifting sands of media and entertainment.

He's @davidhepworth on Twitter.