John Stern

I’m fundamentally a cricket specialist with occasional forays into other sports and travel.

Currently I’m editor-at-large of Wisden Cricket Monthly, which relaunched in November 2017, contributing interviews, features and creativity to the magazine.

I am also editor of the major match programmes for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). I am the creative lead on the programmes, managing an editorial team and also responsible for client liaison.

My work with the ECB has broadened to becoming a copy writer for, and editor of, their Annual Review. In 2018 I worked with the International Cricket Council (ICC) on their own Annual Review and in producing content for a Cricket World Cup 2019 media guide.

I have reported for every national newspaper in a career that began in 1992 at the renowned Hayters Sports Agency and have an ongoing relationship with the Sunday Times that began 20 years ago. In 2017 and 2018 I reported on England’s one-day cricket team in India and Australia respectively, for a variety of publications including The Sun, Express and Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.

In 2003 I was the launch editor of The Wisden Cricketer magazine, the result of a merger between The Cricketer and the original Wisden Cricket Monthly. I was editor until 2011, steering the magazine to monthly sales of 39,000.

I have written or edited four books, most recently The Periodic Table of Cricket.

In addition, I am a visiting lecturer at the University of East London, leading the magazine module on UEL’s Sports Journalism undergraduate degree course.