Scot, Stuart Cosgrove was born November 12, 1952. He is a television executive with the UK broadcaster Channel 4. Originally from Perth, he was a fanzine writer on the northern soul scene before joining the black music paper Echoes as a staff writer. He became media editor with the NME and a feature writer for a range of newspapers and magazines.
A graduate of Hull University, he completed a PhD in modern American theatre history and has since studied at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and the John Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 2005 he was named Broadcaster of the Year in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards and in 2012 he won numerous awards including a BAFTA and Royal Television Society award for Channel 4’s coverage of the London Paralympics 2012. Stuart presents Scotland’s most popular radio show Off the Ball and lives in Glasgow and London. He is the author of the cult bestseller Detroit 67.