Gina Waggott is a digital publisher, writer and editor. She is the founder and CEO of Ginger Publishing, where she manages a diverse portfolio of content sites across several verticals such as food, music, parenting and travel. She is a covert stutterer, currently Vice Chair of Stamily, a worldwide community for people who stutter.

As a former television professional and production manager at the BBC, she worked on science, nature and factual entertainment series, including for Channel 4 and Discovery, including the award-winning BBC series “Coast” and many cooking and food programmes.

Her work has been published in The Times, The Independent, Reader’s Digest, Significance Magazine and over a hundred different websites for companies such as Microsoft and Amazon UK.

In the early 2000s she conducted several exclusive music interviews for BBC news, including the UK’s last known interview with the late singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen, with whom she became good friends. She also runs the official website of her mentor, the 90s pop/jazz artist Scatman John.

A strong advocate of equality and human rights, Gina spent over a decade working with several NGOs and charities at a national and European level. She was a member of the European Disability Forum’s youth Committee, frequently representing the United Kingdom at events held by the European Commission and United Nations.

Gina holds several food-related qualifications and loves finding new cooking and culinary adventures, plus mountaineering, hiking, exploring and messing about in boats with her partner, the author and TV producer Graham Hoyland.