Blogging the Beeb is run by Leighton Andrews, who is Honorary Professor at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. (JOMEC)

He is writing a book in what spare time he has on the BBC and Britishness in the Birt/Dyke period.

He is a former Head of Public Affairs at the BBC (1993-6); a former consultant on media policy issues to a wide variety of media organisations, and briefly a lecturer at JOMEC.

He has written on media issues for a number of different publications.

In daily life, he is the Assembly Member representing the Rhondda in the National Assembly for Wales.