Mark Williams-Thomas

Investigative Reporter

Mark is a multi-award-winning investigative reporter and has amongst his awards he has: two Royal Television Society, a Broadcasting Press Guild and an acclaimed International Peabody. He is also BAFTA nominated.

He is a former police detective who has far-reaching experience of working at the center of high-profile investigations and undertaking major reviews.

Mark has over the last decade reported on nearly all the biggest crime stories, both in the UK and Internationally.

It was Mark’s programme in 2012 for ITV that finally exposed Jimmy Savile as one of the nation’s worst ever paedophiles. As a direct result of Mark’s investigation, the Metropolitan police set up Operation Yewtree which led to the arrest of high-profile celebrities Rolf Harris and Max Clifford. Marks work has led to major changes in the way both Police and the Crown Prosecution investigate and prosecute sexual abuse.

In 2015 Mark beat the world’s media to gain exclusive access to Oscar Pistorius and his programme ‘Oscar Pistorius: The Interview’ was broadcast on ITV on the 24th June 2016 and thereafter the programme has subsequently been broadcast around the world and on inflight entertainment.

In February 2016 Mark was given his own crime strand on ITV’s This Morning – ‘Unsolved’ which looks at undetected crime. He has since featured the murders of Jill Dando and Claudia Lawrence the disappearance of the Malaysian flight MH370 and Madeleine McCann and the Manchester canal deaths.

Also, in 2016 Mark was given his own prime time ITV and Netflix crime series – ‘The Investigator’, which has now broadcast two series/ seasons Series 1 was broadcast in 2017 and Series 2 in late 2018.

Mark has spent a lot of late 2018 and early 2019 working on his first crime book, the rights bought be Transworld Publishers, it is called ‘Hunting Killers’ and will be published on the 27th June 2019. The book is a gripping and unflinching memoir, in which Mark will reveal how he has pieced together complex cases he has been called upon to investigate.

2019 is going to a busy year for Mark, with his book, ‘Hunting Killers’ being published, his investigation of a high-profile unsolved murder for a major new crime series. As well as working on a number of other crime cases for different programmes and an exciting new ‘Crime’ podcast series for late 2019.


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