Douglas Wight has been a journalist for 18 years covering news, features, politics and investigations.
He has reported on world news events including the legacy of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, the Dunblane massacre and the death of Michael Jackson from Los Angeles. He reported on the aftermath of the World Trade Centre terrorist attacks for the New York Post.
A former reporter for the Sun newspaper, he has held news editor and features editor positions for the News of the World – formerly Britain's biggest selling newspaper - and for the last three years before its closure was the paper's Books Editor.
His first book, A Stone in My Shoe, about a young woman living with a brain tumour, was published in 2006. He lives in London with his family.