Content Editor, Civic Exchange

Darryl Chamberlain



Join Date

August 2014

What I do

Darryl was Content Editor for Civic Exchange, which finds and shares technology that helps local government provide better public services. His job was to get the stories behind the technology, showing how sharing innovations can solve problems across government. 


Before joining Nesta, Darryl had been a sub-editor for, working on the site’s “how-to” guides, news stories and its weekly email. He spent 10 years as a senior journalist on the BBC News website, dealing with breaking stories as a day editor on the entertainment desk as well as co-ordinating coverage of major events such as Glastonbury Festival.  

In the summer of 2012, he donned an Olympic Games Maker uniform to volunteer for its in-house news service, following the gymnastics events and interviewing London 2012 competitors. Darryl’s also involved in hyperlocal journalism and campaigning in his home area of south-east London.