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Stuart Cosgrove

(author, Detroit 67)

Stuart Cosgrove is from Perth, Scotland and is a television executive with the UK broadcaster Channel 4. A professional journalist and broadcaster, he was a staff writer with the black music paper Echoes, and Media Editor with the NME. He is a rare soul collector.

A graduate of Hull University, he completed a PhD. in modern American theatre history and won a UK Academy Award for his post-doctoral essay ‘The Zoot Suit and Style Warfare’. He has since studied at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and the John Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Stuart is an Honorary Fellow of John Moores University Liverpool and an Honorary Professor of Stirling University, and Honorary Doctor of Arts at Abertay University in his native Scotland.

In 2005 he was named Broadcaster of the Year in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards. In 2012 he won numerous awards including a BAFTA and Royal Television Society award for Channel 4’s coverage of the London Paralympics 2012. He was also given a BAFTA Scotland Award for Special Achievement and Industry Excellence in television. Stuart presents BBC Scotland’s popular radio show ‘Off the Ball’ and lives in Glasgow and London.