Gordon Smart


Gordon Smart is an award-winning journalist, newspaper editor, broadcaster and whiskey entrepreneur.

A familiar figure in the broadcasting sphere hosting on Good Morning Britain and BBC Radio 5 Live, he also hosts ‘Restless Natives’ podcast alongside fellow Scot and friend, Martin Compston. 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.

CV Highlights

  • Good Morning Britain, ITV
  • BBC Radio Five Live
  • Editor, The Scottish Sun
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