Tim Knight is an Emmy and Sigma Delta Chi award winning journalist who’s worked for the Natal Mercury, the Rand Daily Mail, United Press International, Zambia TV, ABC, NBC and PBS. For ten years he was executive producer and lead trainer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s TV Journalism Training Department.
Knight has trained thousands of professional broadcast journalists in hundreds of workshops in a dozen countries. In 2008 he executive produced, co-directed wrote and narrated the 3-hour wildlife documentary trilogy Inside Noah’s Ark, shot in South Africa and broadcast on Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, PBS and 15 European networks. He recently moved from Canada to Cape Town where he trains broadcast journalists in storytelling, writing, interviewing, performing and journalistic ethics.
“[Knight’s] famous book on television journalism, Storytelling and the Anima Factor, continues to be an important foundation for us. This country will benefit immeasurably from his expertise if we have him living permanently here.”
- Press Ombudsman, Executive Director Press Council of South Africa.
For two years he wrote the weekly Huffington Post, Canada, column Watching the Watchdog.
In 2014 he moved from Toronto, Canada, to Cape Town where he coaches people who need to communicate publicly in speech writing, speech-making and presentation-making.
And as he has for the past 30 years, Knight trains broadcast journalists in storytelling, writing, interviewing, performing and journalistic ethics.
Tim Knight is the author of three books, including Storytelling and the Anima Factor, now in its second edition on Amazon and Lulu.com.