Broadcast and multimedia journalist with 2+ years experience working in professional newsrooms at both the BBC and in commercial radio stations. Originally from Kendal, Cumbria, I've worked as a journalist across the North East, Cumbria and Lancashire.

Skills

Radio Reporter

Advanced
  • Field Recording
  • Adobe Audition
  • Quick Edit Pro

Radio Broadcaster

Intermediate
  • Live Reporting
  • News Reading
  • Desk Driving
  • Radioman

Radio Producer

Intermediate
  • ENPS
  • Subediting
  • Reporter deployments
  • Newsgathering
  • Creative treatments

Digital Production

Advanced
  • Tweetdeck
  • Mobile Video shooting
  • Splice iOS
  • PNg
  • BBC CPS and Vivo

Web and Computer

Advanced
  • HTML/CSS
  • Linux/Ubuntu
  • Wordpress
  • Server Admin

Miscellaneous

Master
  • Full clean UK driving license
  • BBC mandatory training

Work Experience (7)

Casual Broadcast Journalist, BBC Minute
BBC World Service
September 2016 - Current
http://www.bbc.com/minute

Broadcast journalist on a radio news service updated every half hour for commercial radio listeners around the world

Broadcast Journalist (Newsroom)
BBC Radio Cumbria
September 2015 - Current
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiocumbria

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

  • Produced Mike Zeller at Breakfast outside broadcast from Grasmere for the reopening of the A591 following damage from Storm Desmond.
  • Reported for BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Tees during the 2015 Cumbrian floods.
  • Regularly read bulletins, produce breakfast programmes, report live and write for news blog BBC Cumbria Live.
  • Produced two separate week-long programme strands.
Multimedia News and Sport Reporter
CFM Radio
October 2014 - August 2015
http://www.cfmradio.co.uk

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
http://www.metroradio.co.uk

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
http://www.rockfm.co.uk
Work Experience
ITV Border
May 2014 - May 2014
http://www.itv.co.uk/border
  • 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
https://www.radioacademy.org/

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)

PGDip
Broadcast Journalism
University of Central Lancashire
2013 - 2014
  • Digital Journalism
  • Media Law
  • Public Affairs
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)

Awards

Bronze, Best Journalistic Programming
Student Radio Awards
2007

as part of the Xpress Radio News Team

Best Mainstream Show
Cardiff Student Media Awards
2007
Best News Reporter
Cardiff Student Media Awards
2007

judged by Jon Snow, Channel 4 News

Interests

reading

  • non-fiction
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Bryan-Lee O'Malley

walking

  • novice hillwalker
  • One Wainwright summit

technology

  • Pebble Smartwatch
  • iOS
  • Xbox One