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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? Lukwesa Burak Age? Don’t the world-weary lines give it away….32 Where are you from? Gosh there’s a story in there but short answer is…born in Zambia many moons ago. How did you get started in broadcasting? I was a Broadcast Assistant in the BBC…

Name? Jane Hill Age? 36 Where are you from? Sussex originally, but consider myself a Londoner How did you get started in broadcasting? By volunteering on the youth programme on my local BBC radio station. I was rubbish, because I knew nothing about the local…

Name? Gill Higgins Age? 39 Where are you from? Southend then Shrewsbury How did you get started in broadcasting? Course in radio / television. Local radio, regional TV then on to national. When was that? Course was in 1997 Why News broadcasting? Always had a…

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 memory serves me right. Why…

Name? Neil Connery Age? 34 Where are you from? Hayes, Middlesex. How did you get started in broadcasting? started at Wescountry television as a researcher in Weymouth after one year on Bournemouth Echo. Why News broadcasting? I always wanted to be a journalist – probably…

Name? Tim Muffett Age? 33 Where are you from? Brought up in Enfield, now live in East Dulwich, South East London. How did you get started in broadcasting? Pretty much knew what I wanted to do from about 16, namely journalism of some sort –…

Name? Daniel Pallett Age? 35 Where are you from? Birmingham How did you get started in broadcasting? I began journalism after a chance conversation in a restaurant in Peru! I worked on newspapers for four and a half years before moving to the BBC with…

Name? John Simpson Age? 61 Where are you from? Suffolk, via London. How did you get started in broadcasting? As a half-pay junior sub-editor in the Radio Newsroom, aged 22. When was that? 1 September 1966. Everything was completely different except at the BBC, which…

Name? Rachel Harvey Age? 41 Where are you from? Cornwall How did you get started in broadcasting? Joined the BBC as a Studio Manager (radio sound engineer) When was that? 1988 Why News broadcasting? Because its fast moving, immediate and varied. I like being able…

Name Geoff Meade DoB 8/3/1951 Where are you from ? Lincoln How did you get started in Broadcasting ? B B C local radio short term contract. When was that? 1974 Why News broadcasting? News was all I knew, having spent five years on local…

Name? Tim Ewart Age? 57 Where are you from? originally from East Anglia How did you get started in broadcasting? Started in newspapers 1967, then went via local radio to regional television with BBC North in Leeds in 1977. Joined Thames TV in 1980 and…

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