Mia Costello

Mia Costello is a freelance editorial trainer with the BBC College of Journalism, having spent more than 20 years as a senior editor with the organization in TV, Radio and Online. She now works with broadcasters around the world, such as RTE and France 24 devising and delivering bespoke journalism training.

Most recently she has:

  • Led the BBC’s Editorial Leadership training for BBC editors
  • Led training sessions on key journalism skills for the BBC’s prestigious ‘Journalism Trainee Scheme’
  • Produced an intensive two-week course in investigative journalism for the Irish broadcasters, RTE
  • Led storytelling and creativity workshops in Croatia, Hungary and Spain with the European TV training body, Circom Regional
  • Trained political journalists in story telling at the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg.
  • Trained on-screen presentation staff at the English language news channel, France 24 in Paris.

Mia spent 10 years in TV, first as a reporter and then as Programme Editor for the BBC’s nightly news show, South Today. She led the development of a new regional television opt-out service for Oxford, pioneering VJ working. She moved on to lead one of the BBC’s largest local radio stations, as Managing Editor of BBC Radio Solent.

Mia has a post graduate diploma in radio journalism from City University in London.



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