Shaminder Nahal is the Topical Specialist Factual Commissioner at Channel 4. Before joining this year, she was Deputy Editor of Channel 4 News, and prior to that, Deputy Editor of Newsnight. As Deputy Editor of Channel 4 News, she was involved in overseeing TV and digital coverage for the multi-award-winning prime-time daily news programme. Nahal oversaw planning and coverage of the Scottish Referendum, the 2015 General Election and the EU referendum and its aftermath. During her time at Channel 4 News, the show won the Royal Television Society award for News Programme of the Year twice, and last year won a BAFTA for its coverage of the Paris terror attacks. The programme ran major series on the challenges faced by people with disabilities - No Go Britain and on immigration - and Nahal put special emphasis on bringing new and diverse voices to the output. At Channel 4, with her Topical Specialist Factual brief, she is looking for programme ideas that say something new about the present.