journalist, Sky News
Oli is an interviews producer at Sky News, in charge of choosing and organising everyone interviewed on screen on the news. Oli started working in journalism at school, and got his first break aged 13 – doing the subtitles! – for ITV Central in Oxfordshire, which he got largely through hanging outside the local TV news studio and waiting to accost the reporter coming back from a shoot.
Oli is an American citizen, though he moved over to the UK when he was a child, hence he now sounds very English. But his ethnic heritage is in fact a weird blend of Russian, Jewish, Mongolian, Austrian and Italian – with a splash of Welsh, courtesy of Ma.
Outside of being a journalist, Oli is currently working on projects about the springtime rituals of Slavic pagan tribes; the history of the Tarantella; and how one of Pocahontas’s descendants voted for Donald Trump.
Follow Oli on Twitter @NotBBCSportsGuy.
Saturday 28 October, 12:00 Garden Room
Should fashion statements be political statements?