David Hepworth Books & Biography
David began his career as a freelance writer at NME and Sounds before joining the newly-launched Smash Hits in 1979 as Features Editor. He became Editor in 1981 and Managing Editor in 1983. In 1983 David launched teenage girls magazine Just Seventeen, and then as Editorial Director of EMAP Consumer Magazines subsequently launched Looks in 1984, Q in 1985, More in 1987, Empire in 1988, Mojo in 1997, Heat in 1999 and WORD 2003. He is the only person to have won both the Writer of The Year and also Editor of The Year awards from the Periodical Publishers Association. His broadcasting experience includes a stint as a presenter of the BBC's Whistle Test (including anchoring the BBC's coverage of Live Aid), shows on VH1, BBC London and regular contributions to Radio Four.