Welcome to the official website of Simon Hall


Simon Hall is a writer, journalist, teacher and trainer.

He has 25 years’ experience of the media, mostly as a News Correspondent with the BBC, working across television, radio and online. He also writes articles for newspapers and magazines.

Simon has trained prominent public figures in the art of dealing with the media, how to present a positive image, and the effective use of social media.

He also works with schools, colleges and universities, raising students’ aspirations, helping them to fulfil their potential and find jobs in journalism and other prestigious careers.

Simon teaches creative writing across Britain, and is credited by many former students with helping them to get published.

As well at his teaching and mentoring work, Simon is a novelist.

Seven books have been published in his TV Detective series.

The stories follow a television reporter who covers crimes, but gets so involved in the cases he turns investigator and helps the police to solve them.

Simon has also written a range of short stories, a play, and even a pantomime.

Based in Cambridge, Simon works with the university, encouraging young people to apply, and also teaches undergraduates about careers in the media.

Some of the events Simon has been part of, and the places he’s visited, are featured in his videography.

You can also find him on Twitter and Instagram.

Simon is a popular public speaker, talking about his books and broadcasting work, giving inspirational speeches on the secrets of success, and hosting discussions and chat shows.

You can get in touch with him via the contact page of the site.

Simon Hall welcomes you to his website.

Lastest Post

The Best of Bosses, The Worst of Bosses

Since moving to Cambridge, I've had a new boss.

And this guy is both the best and worst I've ever known. So demanding, but capable of great understanding, too.

Yep, you got it. The new boss is myself. And it's been fascinating finding out more about him. 

He can be mean to the extent that he sometimes leaves me groaning. For example - 

I'm teaching a course on how to deal with pressure in two weeks' time. It's one I've done before, and it went well enough. 

But the boss, being the guy he is, insisted I looked at it... Read more

Social and Anti Social Media

Social media is such a divisive subject. 

No one disputes it can offer a great opportunity for writers and businesses of all kinds. 

It's the first time in history they've had the chance to potentially reach millions of people directly with a message, and all for free. 

But, as ever in life, there's a but.


I've been spending a fair bit of time with social media recently - teaching it as part of the excellent Learning at Work Week, as above - and also on a blog tour for my new book. 

Something which often comes... Read more