Kelvin MacKenzie has been a journalist and a businessman for more than five decades. He started on a local paper in south-east London, moved on to a news agency and then to the Daily Express, before going to Manhattan as managing editor of the Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post. He returned to become editor of The Sun for thirteen years. This was followed by a period as managing director of BSkyB and three years as MD of Live TV.
Finally he established his own business – the national commercial speech station Talksport, which he sold for £100 million – as well as founding the online video aggregator Base79 with his son, which they sold for £50 million. He now owns the consumer action platform A Spokesman Said and writes a twice-weekly column for The Sun. He has been married twice with three children and has two stepchildren with wife Sarah.