John Vidal
Environment editor
Age : 50
Education : St Bees School Cumberland.
Birmingham University
Career : Cumberland News.
North Wales newspapers.
Agence France Presse.
Guardian (1985)

Plus spells as teacher/theatre director
Books : McLibel- Burger Culture on Trial (Macmillan UK1998. New Press USA 1999). Plus chapters on books for Gulf war, new Europe etc
Awards : Four times Environment Journalist of the Year.
Runner-up UK Reporter of the Year.
The Guardian has four times won Environment newspaper of the year.
Three awards for newspaper design.
Interests : Varied. Walking, gardening, building
Broadcasting experience : Television documentaries. news analysis reports. Radio stations in UK, US, Germany, France, Canada, New Zealand etc.