Eve Pollard

Evelyn Pollard, Lady Lloyd, OBE (born 25 December 1945) is an English author, journalist, and a former editor of several tabloid newspapers.

Eve Pollard

BornEvelyn Pollak
(1945-12-25) 25 December 1945
London, England
OccupationJournalist, editor
Barry Winkleman
(m. 1968; div. 1975)

Nicholas Lloyd
(m. 1979)
Children2, including Claudia Winkleman
Eve Pollard Official Website


Pollard was born in London.[1]

In her early years Pollard (then known as Pollak) lived in Maida Vale, London, with her Jewish parents Izzo and Martha and younger twin brothers, Peter and Ralph Pollak, who now live in Southern California. Her mother had left Austria in 1938 and her Hungarian father arrived with the Free French in 1940.[1]

She attended an all-girls grammar school in London where she developed a love of journalism. Her career began at Honey magazine, eventually becoming fashion editor in 1967, moving to the Daily Mirror the following year.[2]

She was the second female editor, in modern times, of a national newspaper in the UK, editing the Sunday Mirror from 1987 to 1991 and the Sunday Express from 1991 to 1994 (Wendy Henry, former editor of the News of the World and the Sunday People, was the first).

In 1985 she was launch editor-in-chief of ELLE magazine in the US and edited the Sunday magazine for the News of the World and You magazine for the Mail on Sunday. She has also worked in television as features editor of TV-am (1982–1983) and devised the series Frocks-on-the-Box for the ITV contractor TVS during the 1980s, a series which ran for two thirteen-part series.[2] She has often appeared on radio and TV and was a regular participant in Through the Keyhole. In 2003 Pollard was a guest panellist on the award-winning talk show Loose Women.

In 1992 she founded Women in Journalism. She was the first Chair and is still the Honorary President of the organisation that advises members on networking, campaigning and training. In 2003 she became the Vice Chairman of Wellbeing of Women, a charity dedicated to improving the health of women and babies in the UK. She still holds that post.

In 2016 she was appointed the first Chair of Reporters without Borders in the UK. In June 2019 she was awarded the prestigious Journalists Laureate prize by the London Press Club. She was given the accolade for being an inspirational editor and broadcaster.

She has been a member of the Competition Commission’s Newspaper Takeover Panel, appointed in 1999.[3] Her publications include Jackie, a biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1971), and she has jointly written four novels: Splash (1995), Best of Enemies (1996), Double Trouble (1997) and Unfinished Business (1998). She was set up in the Brass Eye episode "Science" in 1997. In 2007 she was writing a novel for publishers Harper Collins in the U.S.

Pollard was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours List for services to journalism.[4] She married Barry Winkleman (born 1939)[5] in Hendon, north London, in 1968. They have a daughter, TV presenter Claudia Winkleman.[6] Their marriage ended in divorce in 1975. Pollard has, since 1979, been married to Nicholas Lloyd,[7] a former editor of the Daily Express (1986–95); they have a son, Oliver.


  1. BBC Desert Island Discs broadcast 16 December 2011
  2. Dennis Griffiths (ed.) The Encyclopedia of the British Press 1422–1992, London and Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1992, p.468
  3. DTI press release [20] April 1999, Financial Regulatory Briefing website
  4. "No. 58729". The London Gazette (Supplement). 14 June 2008. p. 11.
  5. Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage p 38021". The Peerage.
  6. Winkleman, Claudia (25 June 2008). "Take It From Me". The Independent. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  7. Lundy, Darryl. "The Peerage p 40445". The Peerage.
Media offices
Preceded by
Michael Molloy
Editor of the Sunday Mirror
Succeeded by
Bridget Rowe
Preceded by
Robin Morgan
Editor of the Sunday Express
Succeeded by
Brian Hitchen
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