Lewis is a journalist for the BBC, currently reporting for BBC Newsnight – the BBC’s flagship politics and current affairs TV programme. He has also reported for the Victoria Derbyshire programme, Radio 4 and BBC World. As well as covering all things politics (with a particular focus on the Labour Party) he has reported and presented on stories as varied as Euroscepticism in Clacton, the Paris terror attacks, and even enrolled in the world’s most famous clown school in Étampes. He has also presented many historical films for the BBC on subjects including the Easter Rising, the Spanish Civil War and the 1945 General Election. Lewis was also the co-presenter and producer of his own Radio 4 documentary, “Generation Right”, examining the idea that Millennials are moving to the right politically.
Margaret Beckett, Roy Hattersley, Peter Mandelson, Lord Peter Carrington, Shirley Williams, David Owen and Tessa Jowell are among the many major political figures Lewis has interviewed. He also conducted Denis Healey’s last interview before his death.
Before getting lost in the world of the BBC, Lewis worked at the UK’s leading left of centre think tank, the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) and at ITV (where in his biggest challenge to date, he wrote questions for University Challenge). Following his graduation from St John’s College, Oxford in 2010 with a degree in History and Politics, Lewis also worked in the United States Congress.