Where are you from?
How did you get started in broadcasting?
Got a job cutting my thumbs as much as tape in the old days of Uhers (reel-to-reel tape recorders) and razor blades at a local radio station in Peterborough. That was after four years working in newspapers. From there I moved to the BBC working up through the ranks of regional radio and TV, reading bulletins a bit, but mostly reporting in the field, which is where my heart is. I started working for network news in May this year after working as a correspondent for East Midlands Today based in Nottingham.
When was that?
Why News broadcasting?
The buzz of breaking news and live reporting – you can’t beat it when the BBC News beast kicks into action.
Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
BBC Look East and East Midlands Today
What is your Best on-air moment?
Not sure I’ve had it yet
What is your Worst on-air moment?
Plenty of live gaffes over the years, forgetting interviewees names, mishearing cues from the gallery etc and the moment captured in your still wasn’t great – I was supposed to be reporting from a room packed with England fans at Toyota in Derby, if you look carefully you may be able to make out two sitting at the front 20 mins before kick-off! Maybe you could find another one which has more pleasant memories for me.
What would you like to do before your career ends?
Hopefully that’s a long way off, but a foreign posting would be a fantastic experience.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I have a young family so they take up most of it. When I get a day pass I head for Franklins Gardens to watch Northampton Saints and join the queue at Rugby Union’s longest bar.
What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the broadcasting world?
Be enthusiastic, full of ideas and never give up. We’ve all had our knock-backs and in my experience those who get on are those who bounce back the best.
A big thanks to Anthony for taking part.
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