Michael Deacon (journalist)

Michael Deacon (born 1980)[1] is a British author and political satirical journalist; he writes for The Daily Telegraph including its parliamentary sketch.[2]

He worked for the lads' magazine Zoo Weekly and as a newspaper television reviewer prior to succeeding Andrew Gimson in 2011 as parliamentary sketchwriter for The Daily Telegraph; [3][4] Deacon was previously the Daily Telegraph's television critic and was shortlisted for the 2014 British Press Awards "Broadcast Columnist of the Year"[5] and "Critic of the Year",[6] losing out to Mark Steel and David Sexton[7] respectively.[8]

Deacon lives with his wife and family in Gravesend, Kent.[9]


  1. ^ Michael Deacon, "One in four men is obese – and it looks like I'm the one", Daily Telegraph, 28 December 2010, accessed 29 March 2015
  2. ^ "Michael Deacon".
  3. ^ Osley, Richard (26 July 2012). "Daily Telegraph journalist, Andrew Gimson, loses 'age bias' battle". Camden New Journal.
  4. ^ Chakelian, Anoosh (8 May 2013). "Sick and satired of politicians?". Total Politics. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015.
  5. ^ Baird, Dugald (9 February 2015). "Press Awards: Times and Daily Mail lead nominations". The Guardian.
  6. ^ "Critic of the Year: Shortlist for 2014". The Press Awards. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  7. ^ "www.themanbookerprize.com: David Sexton".
  8. ^ "Winners for 2014". The Press Awards. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Opinion".

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