Nick Fraser

Advisory board member | Senior Executive & Founding Member | UK and World

Nick Fraser, an accomplished author, journalist, and documentary film producer, has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of factual storytelling. Best known for his leadership of the renowned BBC factual series Storyville, which he has edited since its inception in 1997, Fraser has been a driving force behind its success. A graduate of Oxford University, he embarked on a multifaceted career that saw him excel as a reporter, television producer, and editor. Notably, Fraser founded the acclaimed Storyville strand at the BBC, which showcased thought-provoking films supplied by WHY STORIES, highlighting his commitment to promoting diverse narratives. Additionally, he is recognized as one of the founders of THE WHY Foundation. Fraser's authorship includes notable works such as a biography of Eva Peron, titled ‘The Voice of Modern Hatred’, and ‘The Importance of Being Eton’. The impact of Storyville under his leadership is undeniable, with its films amassing over two hundred awards, including four Oscars, a Sundance Grand Jury Prize, and numerous Griersons, Emmys, and Peabodys.

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