Welcome to the website of senior journalist, writer, author and multi-award winning broadcaster, Daryl Ilbury
Daryl Ilbury is a specialist in shaping public opinion across diverse media platforms, and consults at the interface of science, the media and human behaviour.
As a journalist, writer and regular op-ed columnist, he's had bylines in over 250 articles for a number of top print, online and digital titles including The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, The Saturday Star, Leadership
, Business Day
, Mail&Guardian, The Sunday Tribune, Leadership magazine, Bizcommunity.com, and Guru. He's the former deputy editor of the online science magazine Elements, and has won a Silver PICA (Publishing Industry Craftsmanship Award) for Best Columnist.
He is also the author of Tim Noakes Chews the Fat and A Fox's Tale, published by Penguin in July 2016; and his next book, Tim Noakes:The Quiet Maverick, will be published, also by Penguin, in June 2017.
Daryl holds a degree in clinical psychology, a post-graduate HDE in clinical assessment and counselling, and a Masters degree in Science Journalism from City, University of London.
He has designed, and now implements, a range of media training workshops that help build sustainable relations between scientists and the media. These include workshops in understanding the media, popular science writing, radio and TV interview technique, and developing a responsible social media profile.
As a broadcaster he worked in the highly competitive arena of commercial breakfast radio in both music as well as talk-formats with some of the country's biggest radio stations for almost 25 years, for which he won a number of awards for both his on-air and online programming. Promising himself to 'get out whilst on top' he hung up his headphones in 2009 at the point where he was commanding the bulk of the listenership of the biggest English-medium independent radio station in southern Africa.
As a media analyst and talent development consultant he helps various media organisations in the development of their key on-air talent, founded the country's first online resource for radio professionals - The Edge; and was selected to be a judge for the South African Radio Awards.
He hasn't stepped away from the microphone completely. He remains a highly skilled voice-over artiste, and is in great demand as a character actor, commercial voice, and narrator.
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For an archive of his columns go to 'Writing'
To learn more about Daryl, go to 'About'
To get in contact with Daryl, go to 'Contact' (obviously)