EXPERIENCE

Correspondent | BBC News | Oct 2013 - Present

 

  • Deployed nationally and internationally across all BBC News outlets.

  • Highly experienced live broadcaster.

  • Creative, accurate packaging.

  • Frequently uncover original stories.

  • Technologically minded; self-shooting, editing and feeding from the field.

  • Maintains presence online and through social media.

  • Trained to work in Hostile Environments

 

Reporter | BBC South Today | April 2006 – Present

 

  • District Reporter for BBC South, researching, producing and bringing to air my own, exclusive stories as well as reacting to breaking news of the day.

  • Film and edit my own material on a regular basis - user of several cameras and the FCP, Quantel and Avid edit systems.

  • Live presenting experience, including anchoring Outside Broadcasts.

 

Bradford Reporter | BBC Look North | 2002 – 2006

 

  • Relied heavily on my contacts in and around the City to constantly originate exclusive, lead stories.

  • Worked on stories such as the Bradford riots and the discovery of the London 7/7 bombers living in Leeds.

 

Presenter/Reporter | BBC Newsround | 2005

 

  • Applied creative editing and filming techniques on a six month attachment to Newsround.

 

Broadcast Journalist | BBC Look North | 2001 – 2002

 

  • Handling items both in the studio and out on location I developed a true understanding of the way television news works.

  • February 2002 awarded “Newcomer of the Year” at the BT awards.

 

BBC News Trainee | BBC News| 2000 – 2001

 

  • Selected in a highly competitive process to become a BBC News Trainee.

  • Completed six months of full time tri-media training

 

Freelance Reporter | ITN | 1999 – 2000

 

  • Whilst a student at City University, worked as a producer and reporter across several ITN outlets (radio and television).

  • Assistant Producer at FIVE News researching, scripting and field producing coverage of national and international stories.