Alistair Bunkall: Questions & Answers

HomeQ and AAlistair Bunkall

Name?
Alistair Bunkall

Age?
26

Where are you from?
London (via Dorset)

How did you get started in broadcasting?
After graduating from Bristol University, I did the City University postgraduate course.

When was that?
2004

Why News broadcasting?
Always changing, fast paced, exciting, challenging and totally different every day!

Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
ITV Central, ITV Thames Valley and The CKNW Radio Network, Canada

What is your Best on-air moment?
Probably still to come!

What is your Worst on-air moment?
Nothing too bad yet -But I did have to do about 25 takes for a simple piece to camera by Silverstone racetrack though – the cameraman wasn’t too happy!

What would you like to do before your career ends?
Foreign reporting.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Visit friends, play and watch all sports, especially cricket and tennis, and read.

What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the broadcasting world?
All very cliched I’m afraid but just keep plugging away and get as much work experience as possible. Someone will eventually offer you a job.

A big thanks to Alistair for taking part.

Last updated: Thursday 21 May 2009

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… Read more

Images of Alex Crawford Name? Alex Crawford; at least to my face Age? 43 years old Where are you from? I was brought up in Africa. Lived through two coups in Nigeria as a child, then onto Zambia. Went to… Read more

Name? Alex Thomas Age? 33 Where are you from? Mainly London. How did you get started in broadcasting? I started at Mercia FM radio station in Coventry, part-time, while I was still at Warwick university. When was that? 1994 Why… Read more

Name? Alex Rossi Age? 30 Where are you from? Salisbury, Wiltshire How did you get started in broadcasting? Started in BBC local radio after finishing university . When was that? 1997 Why news broadcasting? I enjoy the buzz of chasing… Read more

Name? Allan Little Age? 46 Where are you from? Galloway in South-West Scotland. How did you get started in broadcasting? I got a three month contract as a researcher at BBC Scotland and 23 years later I’m still here. When… Read more

NAME Andrew Moore Age 42 Where are you from? Southend-on-Sea, Esssex. How did you get started in broadcasting? My first broadcasting job was with Plymouth Sound – an independent radio station in Devon. When was that? 1986 – if my… Read more

Leave a Comment