Yvonne Roberts

Yvonne is leader writer at The Observer.

Yvonne is an award winning journalist and broadcaster. She originally specialised in the Middle East and foreign news reporting, later moving to investigative work on Thames TV's This Week and working on documentaries for the BBC. She has written for every broadsheet including The Observer and The Sunday Times, covering social policy, politics, investigations and comment. She has been a columnist on the New Statesman and is now a regular contributor to the Guardian's blog, Comment is Free. She has written four novels and three non-fiction books on men, relationships and gender politics and contributed to other works including The Rise and Rise of the Meritocracy, marking the half centenary of the Institute of Community Studies.

She is a trustee of FPWP Hibiscus, a charity working to discourage female drug "mules" and offer support to families once a woman is convicted. She is also trustee of Women in Prison; a commissioner on the Knowsley Commission on Youth and 4Chidren's Family commission. She is part of the Demos Inquiry into Character and a member of Channel Four's Education Advisory Board.

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Yvonne is leader writer at The Observer