About Ruth Whippman

IMG_2921 I am a freelance writer and documentary film maker from London, living in the USA.

I am a regular featured blogger at both the Independent and the Huffington Post. My work has also appeared in The  New York Times the Guardian, the Independent and the F-word amongst other places. I am currently working on my  first book, represented by Steve Ross of Abrams Artists Agency, New York.

I spent several years as a Producer and Director at the BBC, first in the Current Affairs Department, on programmes  including Panorama, Newsnight  and the Money Programme, and later moving into documentaries.  I have  produced and directed several documentaries for both the BBC and Channel 4.

You can follow me on twitter at @ruthwhippman

8 Responses to “About Ruth Whippman”

  1. gareth May 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    possible material for an upcoming blog i think; my personal favourite is P193, i never leave for war without my shovel.


  2. kim June 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    Thank you for your intelligently-written blog, I really enjoy reading it

  3. Yasmin max February 12, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Amazing dear, read a few posts already and loving it
    Appreciate naming the blog “calm down dear” cheers!

  4. Newsaddict February 28, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    This blog rocks. You are definitely on my RSS lead and I just hope Milliband and co are reading and listening. Funny and evidence based…not that is a combination to reckon with.

  5. thoughtsfromthekitchensink March 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    Found your blog through a comment you left, fantastic blog, adding it to my roll.

  6. Leslie March 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    Heard your radio interview on the CBC tapestry. It was enlightening and right on! Should say ” North America the Anxious. ” My parents are British and immigrated to America. I think they would agree with you. Looking forward to your book Ruth.

  7. tiffany267 May 10, 2013 at 6:37 am #

    Hi there,

    As a fellow feminist and one of your followers, I implore you to help me protest a horribly sexist tv show:

    Please read and share with your readers, friends, and family.

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  1. NY Times Opinionator on Happiness | Varsity Book Club - September 28, 2012

    [...] from article by Ruth Whippman “The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.” — Eric [...]

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