Michael Crick is journalist, biographer and broadcaster. After two years as a trainee journalist with ITN, he was a founder member of Channel 4 News in 1982, and later served as the programme's Washington correspondent. He joined the BBC in 1990, where he worked for Newsnight, winning many awards and earning a reputation for dogged investigative journalism and pursuing politicians. His books include Scargill and the Miners (Penguin, 1985) Manchester United: The Betrayal of a Legend (Pelham, 1989), Jeffrey Archer: Stranger than Fiction (Hamish Hamilton, 1995), Michael Heseltine: A Biography (Hamish Hamilton, 1997) and The Boss: The Many Sides of Alex Ferguson (Simon & Schuster, 2002). He is the political correspondent for Channel 4 News.