Patrick Gregory worked for nearly 30 years as a journalist and news editor with the BBC in London and Glasgow, latterly as Managing Editor of the BBC’s Political Programmes department. He has also produced history and politics documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service and has lectured in the practice of parliamentary journalism in the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition to his work on An American on the Western Front he set up the website to rediscover the Ulster-Scots poetry of his grandfather Padraic Gregory, contributing to the publication in 2013 of the centenary edition Padraic Gregory: Complete Ballads.

He lives in London with his wife and family.