Multimedia journalist with nearly five years experience working in professional newsrooms for the BBC and commercial radio. Originally from Kendal, Cumbria, I've worked as a journalist across the North East, Cumbria and Lancashire.



  • Bulletin reading
  • Live reporting
  • Speech production
  • Audio editing
  • Full clean UK driving license


  • Live blogging
  • Social video
  • Social media curation
  • Twitter
  • Facebook


  • R and RStudio
  • dplyr and ggplot2
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Google Sheets
  • Scraping websites
  • Open data

Work Experience (7)

Casual Broadcast Journalist, BBC Minute
BBC World Service
September 2016 - Current

Wrote, produced and recorded news summaries every half hour which are aimed at young commercial radio listeners around the world.

Broadcast Journalist (Newsroom)
BBC Radio Cumbria
September 2015 - Current

Reporter, producer and newsreader on the BBC's local radio station for Cumbria which reaches around one in three adults a week.

  • Regularly read bulletins, produce breakfast programmes, report live and write for the rolling news service BBC Cumbria Live.
  • Helped BBC Radio Cumbria lead regional and national coverage of the closure of the Lakes Line in 2018.
  • Produced digital videos for BBC Cumbria's social media platforms.
  • Reported for BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Tees during the 2015 Cumbrian floods and for BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast on Sellafield chemical disposal in 2017.
Multimedia News and Sport Reporter
CFM Radio
October 2014 - August 2015

Gathered audio and wrote copy for hourly bulletins on Bauer Radio's commercial radio station broadcasting to North and West Cumbria. Updated social media and wrote news articles for the web.

  • Reported from the Morecambe Bay inquiry report event for the Bauer City Network.
  • Reported from the 2015 General Election for the Bauer City Network.
Freelance Multimedia Reporter
Metro Radio and TFM
July 2014 - September 2014

Gathered audio and wrote copy for hourly bulletins on Bauer Radio's commercial radio stations for the North East. Updated social media and wrote news articles for the web.

Freelance Multimedia Reporter
Rock FM
May 2014 - June 2014
Work Experience
ITV Border
May 2014 - May 2014
  • Produced and edited a package for weekend bulletins
  • Wrote and cut video for breakfast bulletins
Radio Festival Radio
The Radio Academy
October 2013 - October 2013

Worked with a team of young broadcasters to make radio from, and about, the UK radio industry’s biggest event. Edited, co-produced and co-presented daily podcasts and produced a package about future user interfaces in radio.

Education (3)

Broadcast Journalism
University of Central Lancashire
2013 - 2014
  • Digital Journalism
  • Media Law
  • Public Affairs
Grade: with distinction
BA (Hons)
Journalism, Film and Media
Cardiff University
2006 - 2009
GCSEs & A Levels
Various Subjects
Kirkbie Kendal School
1999 - 2006
  • A Level Sociology
  • A Level Business Studies
  • A Level Religious Studies (Philosophy & Ethics)
  • 10.5 GCSEs (A*–C)


Bronze, Best Journalistic Programming
Student Radio Awards

as part of the Xpress Radio News Team

Best Mainstream Show
Cardiff Student Media Awards
Best News Reporter
Cardiff Student Media Awards

judged by Jon Snow, Channel 4 News



  • Recent
  • Berlin, Germany (to see Bloc Party!)
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife


  • Recently read
  • The Wicked and the Divine: Vol 7
  • Slow Burn City by Rowan Moore
  • Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton

video games

  • Recent games
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Celeste
  • Breath of the Wild