RTS Television Journalism Awards 2022

Marianna Spring on disinformation, conspiracies & dealing with trolls

BBC News's first ever specialist disinformation and social media reporter Marianna Spring talks about the stories that have shaped her journalism career so far and what inspires her to continue her work despite abuse from online trolls.

Marianna was nominated alongside Noel Phillips and Mickey Carroll for the Young Talent Award at the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2022.

GMB North American correspondent Noel Phillips: “As of right now, I'm the youngest foreign correspondent in the UK”

Since moving to the US, Phillips has covered a range of topics, from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell Oprah interview to speaking to Britney Spears’ family about her restrictive conservatorship, to the heightened race relations during the murder trial of Derek Chauvin and subsequent shooting of Daunte Wright.

We spoke to Noel before his RTS Television Journalism Award win in the Young Talent category.

How does it feel to be nominated for an RTS Young Talent the Year Award?

Nominations announced for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2022

Hosted by journalist and presenter Cathy Newman, the prestigious awards will take place on Wednesday 23 February 2022 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London and will celebrate creative and excellent journalism for both news and current affairs.