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Will Gompertz is the BBC's first Arts Editor, a senior journalistic role he took up in 2009. He has presented numerous programmes and documentaries for the BBC, hosts his own regular network radio show, and written for leading magazines and newspapers, such as: Vanity Fair, The Times, and The Guardian. He has also written two best-selling non-fiction books (both published by Penguin in the UK). What Are You Looking At? – a history of modern art – which was published to excellent reviews in 2012, and Think Like an Artist (2015), about creativity. Before joining the BBC Will spent 7-years as a Director of the Tate Galleries where he was responsible for its BAFTA-winning website, creative direction, and the launching of the UK's first Performance Art festival. Will was voted one of the World's Top 50 Creative Thinkers by New York's Creativity magazine and is a Fellow of Harris Manchester, Oxford University.