Q and A

Questions and Answers Index

Name Matt Cooke Age? 28 Where are you from? Originally Kingston-upon-Thames, but I grew up in Guildford, Surrey How did you get started in Broadcasting? During University, I wrote for student newspapers and websites, and contributed to The Guardian Newspaper. From there, I enrolled at…

Name? Anthony Murnane, deputy foreign editor and newscaster RTE. Age 40 Where are you from? Originally Greystones in Co. Wicklow but currently live in south Dublin. How did you get started in Broadcasting? I began writing for local newspapers and broadcasting on local radio when…

Name? Ian Fergusson, BBC Weather Presenter Age? 44 Where are you from? Stockton-on-Tees, (which was then in!) Co. Durham How did you get started in Broadcasting? As a biologist studying sharks, I made contacts within the BBC’s Natural History Unit and ended-up working with them…

Name? Rachel Schofield Age? 30 Where are you from? I was born in Winchester in Hampshire, lived briefly in W.Sussex but spent the bulk of my childhood in Devon – I was at school in Exeter and my parents still live in the county. I…

Name? Imogen Sellers Age? 32 Where are you from? Frome, in Somerset. How did you get started in broadcasting? I started out as a reporter on the Bath Chronicle. When was that? That was in 1997. Why News broadcasting? I always enjoyed writing and performing,…

Name? Jo Coburn Age? 38 Where are you from? London How did you get started in broadcasting? By accident – started on community radio When was that? 1992 Why News broadcasting? It was Middle Eastern politics actually – had a certain amount of knowledge about…

Name? Julie Etchingham Age? 37 Where are you from? Leicester How did you get started in broadcasting? I worked at BBC Radio Leicester when I was still at school – helping out at the weekends with guests and making coffee etc When was that? Around…

Name? Keir Simmons Age? 34 Where are you from? South East London via Bristol How did you get started in broadcasting? At Independent Radio News. When was that? In 1996 I think. Why News broadcasting? It was either this or politics. My early motivation was…

Name? Helen Fospero Age? 38 Where are you from? Lincolnshire How did you get started in broadcasting? I worked as a tea girl at my father’s newspaper when I was 14 (in school holidays and at weekends). I started work full time at another newspaper…

Name? Jason Farrell Age? 35 Where are you from? Camden How did you get started in broadcasting? I got in to broadcasting by doing a post-grad diploma in Broadcast Journalism at Falmouth College in 1998 Why News broadcasting? No day is the same. Every story…

Name? James Pearce Age? 35 Where are you from? I grew up in a village called Pirbright in Surrey How did you get started in broadcasting? I was at Exeter University. One evening I was sitting in my room, listening to the student radio station,…

Name? Chris Roberts Age? 42 Where are you from? Wales How did you get started in broadcasting? Cardiff Journalism School When was that? 1987 Why News broadcasting? The immediacy Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before? BBC and Independent local radio and…

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