Multimedia journalist with more than four 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.

Skills

Radio

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

Online

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

Data

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Google Sheets
  • Scraping websites
  • Open data
  • Currently learning: R

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.

  • Led overnight social media output for General Election 2017 with 200k impressions on Twitter and 89k reach on Facebook.
  • Produced two hour-long holding-to-account interview with Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner and healthcare leaders.
  • 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.
  • Regularly read bulletins, produce breakfast programmes, report live and write for news blog BBC Cumbria Live.
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
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)

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

travel

  • Recent
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Reykjavik, Iceland

reading

  • Recent
  • Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
  • Snotgirl Vol 2
  • Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey

technology

  • Recent games
  • Celeste
  • Breath of the Wild
  • Recent tech
  • Chromebook
  • Zhiyun gimbal