Guy Basnett is an investigative journalist based in London.
He is currently Deputy Investigations Editor at Channel 4 News.
Before joining Channel 4 News, Guy co-founded investigative news agency OpenWorld News, producing content for the UK’s national newspapers and documentaries, including Channel 4 Dispatches and BBC Panorama.
He has exposed corruption in the European Parliament, uncovered expenses abuse by British MPs, and revealed child labour abuses. He was part of the team behind a four-month undercover investigation into Cambridge Analytica, and investigation into Brexit businessman Arron Banks.
Guy has won or been shortlisted for a number of national and international awards, including the British Journalism Awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Awards, Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards, and British Press Awards.
He began his career on local newspapers in Cheshire, before moving to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne as Chief Reporter of The Journal, covering the North of England. His work has appeared in national newspapers across Fleet Street, including the Sunday Times, and on some of Britain’s best-known documentary series.
You can see a selection of previous investigations in Portfolio.
Channel 4 News ‘Cambridge Analytica’
Channel 4 News ‘Investigation’
ITV Exposure ‘Abused and Betrayed: A Life Sentence’
Channel 4 Dispatches ‘Exposing Hospital Heartache’
BBC Panorama ‘All In A Good Cause’