Roger Mosey, BBC director for the London 2012 Olympic Games, held a lecture at Kingston University this afternoon. The broadcasting executive discussed his career within the BBC, the future of television, and the ways in which he thinks news organisations should approach issues such as racism and sexism.
Mosey has been in the journalism industry for years, and taken on a number of roles from acting director of television to sports director. He is a ‘passionate supporter’ of the BBC and has recently brought out a book under the title ‘Getting Out Alive’ in which he discusses management crises, broadcasting triumphs and media scandals he experienced whilst working for the BBC.
What is your favourite hobby?
Watching arsenal football club.
What is your idea of happiness?
Watching arsenal football club when they win.
In which country would you most like to live?
The United Kingdom. I think it’s a fantastic country – its diversity and richness of difference.
Who are your favourite writers?
Robert Harris. I love his novels and there’s a new one coming out that I’m looking forwards to.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Conjuring card tricks. You could really pass the time at parties.
Which living person do you most admire?
Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal football player).
What is your motto?
Just keep going.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I’m very proud of the BBC Olympic coverage. I’m also proud, based on my book title ‘getting out of the BBC alive’, to have survived the BBC. It’s called ‘getting out alive’ for a reason.
What item would you take to a deserted island?
A radio. I love radio.