Natalie Lisbona, Consultant

About Me

I am a double award winning News Producer with over 19 years of experience as a TV producer for news programmes.


I specialise in news and features for national print and broadcast. My strengths are placing stories in the press and on TV. Knowing what makes them tick, I can turn around a dull story to make it of interest to editors and TV producers.


I have always had a passion for news and ensured I had my school work experience at the Harrow Observer newspaper when I was just 14! Since my first role in 1997 at Sky News, where I worked all the way up from making tea to producing slots on the news, nothing fazes me and no challenge is too tough. My passion is news, whether it be international or domestic. My work ethos is simple, hard graft can achieve anything.


Former Head of News Desk at This Morning ITV1 for many years, and Senior Planning Producer at ITV1 Breakfast news, I’ve worked with and produced some of the TV greats in both heavy weight news and lifestyle programmes. I’ve also produced programmes for the Associated Press Television News and C5’s The Wright Stuff. I am now the head of the News Desk for international news channel i24NEWS which broadcasts in French, Arabic and English across the world.


In 2005 I founded Central Features, sourcing and writing stories for broadcast and print features, specialising in real life, health and family issues. I have excellent contacts with the commissioning editors of magazines, newspapers and TV built up after many years. I’ve written for most UK publications gaining international coverage.


I am available for consultancy via Skype. Contact:


Areas of Expertise

  • Journalism
  • Television & Print
  • Placing stories in press
  • Feature and news producing
  • Extensive press contacts