Louise Ridley is an award-winning freelance journalist, living and working in London. She was previously the news editor for longform and special projects for BuzzFeed UK, and has also worked at publications including HuffPost UK, BBC Focus magazine, the Evening Standard and Campaign magazine.
She specialises in editing news features and longform, running editorial projects, and writing about gender, equality, underrepresented groups, and the media.
Work she edited was longlisted for the Orwell Prize and shortlisted for the British Journalism Awards in 2017. She was a finalist in the Women of the Future Awards 2017, shortlisted for Digital Journalist of the Year at the AOP Awards 2016, and named one of The Drum’s 50 Under 30 Women In Digital 2015.
She has appeared on media including BBC News, BBC Radio, 5 News, TalkRADIO and LBC, and judged awards including the BAFTA TV Awards.
With other female journalists, she co-founded The Second Source to address sexual harassment in the media industry.