Gordon Smart is an award-winning journalist, newspaper editor, broadcaster and whiskey entrepreneur.
He has become a familiar figure in the world of broadcasting, hosting on BBC Morning Live, and BBC Radio 5 Live with his Sunday evening show. He also hosts his weekly podcast 'Restless Natives' alongside fellow Scot and long-time friend Martin Compston...read more
Making a name as the youngest editor of the Bizarre showbiz Column for The Sun, he was voted Showbiz Reporter of the Year in 2012. At 32, he was appointed Editor of the Scottish Sun, steering the highest-selling newspaper in Scotland through the 2014 independence referendum and a Commonwealth Games, among other huge stories.In 2016, he returned to London as Deputy Editor of the national edition during the European membership referendum.
Gordon runs the Restless Natives business, consulting for Jaguar Land Rover and media training emerging talent including One Direction and he also co-founded Copper Dog Whiskey. Previously he was Director of This Feeling, a network of nightclubs, which later led to a YouTube series featuring household names and bands including The Libertines and The Vaccines.
He has hosted Teenage Cancer Trust charity gigs at The Royal Albert Hall and has helped raise over £1m with the Mary Leishman Foundation, a charity set-up in his mother-in-law’s name after she died of cancer in 2010.