Danny Shaw

Head of Strategy and Insight



An award-winning home affairs correspondent at the BBC, Danny now uses his unparalleled experience of scrutinising policing and justice to produce the insights Crest’s clients need to achieve real impact. With his unparalleled understanding of the big issues, Danny helps organisations and individuals use evidence and analysis to influence debates and shape narratives around crime, the law and public safety.

Danny works across Crest’s research, consulting and communications, leading policy projects and providing strategic support, media training and senior counsel to public, private and voluntary sector bodies. A life-long Arsenal supporter, Danny retains a sense of optimism in the most challenging of circumstances.

Key achievements

  • Award-winning broadcaster who reported on ten Home Secretaries for the Radio 4 Today programme.

  • Covered crime, justice and immigration for the BBC across radio, TV and online between 1998 and 2020 - including the “100 Killings” project on knife crime.

  • Visiting lecturer at City University, London, on undergraduate and post-graduate journalism courses.