Harry Wallop is a consumer journalist, feature writer, columnist and broadcaster.
After spending more than a decade at The Daily Telegraph as its retail editor, award-winning consumer affairs editor, ‘Dad of 4’ columnist and senior feature writer, he is now freelance. He writes for a variety of national newspapers and magazines, including the Times, Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Guardian, Financial Times, Country Life and Tatler.
He was the man who broke the news of Tesco’s row with Unilever – ‘Marmitegate’.
Harry is also an experienced television presenter and reporter, most notably presenting a clutch of Channel 4 Dispatches programmes: Secrets of Sports Direct, Secrets of Poundland, and Secrets of Cadbury, all of which are in the top five most watched Dispatches films of recent years.
He is a weekly contributor to Channel 5’s The Gadget Show, presenting ‘Wallop of the Week‘, advising viewers on how to save money on technology.
In January 2018 he presented a new documentary, The Department of Complaints, on More4, a fun show in which consumers come to him with goods they believe are flawed, and who can’t get satisfaction from the retailer.
His most recent Dispatches film, Supermarkets: Brexit and your shrinking shop, examined food price inflation and the possible changes to Britain’s diet following its exit from the European Union. It aired in February 2017.
He also fronted the 8-part Channel 4 series Shop Secrets: Tricks of the Trade and also presented the two-part programme, Something for Nothing, on Channel 4 which looked at how you can live well for free. Harry also co-presented two series of Channel 4’s Superscrimpers.
He is a regular talking head on BBC News, Good Morning Britain, Sky News and Radio 4 on topics as broad as gadgets, utility bills, parenting controversies to the state of the high street and food prices.
Harry’s first book Consumed: how we buy class in modern Britain, was published in paperback in March 2014 by William Collins.
Harry also chairs and hosts large conferences.