Q & 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…. Read more

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

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… Read more

Name? Roger Johnson Age? 36 Where are you from? Born in Stoke-on-Trent How did you get started in broadcasting? Local Radio When was that? 1998 Why News broadcasting? Lots of variety. Plenty of deadlines. No day is ever exactly the… Read more

Name? Kaddy Lee-Preston (born Kathryn but ‘Kaddy’ was a nickname from whilst I was growing up in Saudi Arabia) Age? 28 Where are you from? Born in Yorkshire, lived there 6 weeks and have moved regularly my whole life. No… Read more

Name? Clive Myrie Age? 41 Where are you from? Bolton, Lancashire. How did you get started in broadcasting? I was a news trainee after university in 1987. Why News broadcasting? It’s exciting..well some of the time anyway. Where else would… Read more

Name? Bill Turnbull Age? 50 Where are you from? Born in Surrrey, live in Bucks. Any number of places in between. How did you get started in broadcasting? Radio Clyde, Glasgow. I wrote asking for a job after the postgrad… Read more

Name? Juliet Errington Age? 29 Where are you from? London How did you get started in Broadcasting? A work experience stint at TVam – MTV is in their building now. After a week, I was hooked. When was that? I… Read more

Name? Priya Kaur-Jones Age? 26 Where are you from? I’m a Northern Lass, born in Walton a village not far from Leeds/Wakefield. How did you get started in broadcasting? I did a degree in Genetics, then decided that looking down… Read more

Name? Liam Dutton Age? 25 Where are you from? Cardiff born and bred, but lived in London for the past 3 years. How did you get started in broadcasting? After doing a degree in Geography, I applied for a job… Read more

Name? Fergus Walsh Age? 44 Where are you from? Brought up in Buckinghamshire of Irish parents who emigrated in the 50s How did you get started in broadcasting? At BBC Radio WM (Birmingham) When was that? 1984 Why News broadcasting?… Read more

Name? Angela Corpe Age? NOT TELLING! Where are you from? Kent How did you get started in Broadcasting? I did a degree in Journalism & my NCTJs, then joined Sky Sports News as a runner making the tea and coffee… Read more

Name? OWEN THOMAS Age? 37. Where are you from? NOTTINGHAM How did you get started in broadcasting? GETTING PAID £5 / REPORT FOR RADIO NOTTINGHAM, WORKING FOR £18 / REPORT TWO MONTHS LATER AT RADIO WM WHILE OFFICIALLY BEING A… Read more

Name? Luisa Baldini Age? 31 years-old Where are you from? Half British, half Italian, born in Tanzania and only came to this country aged 10 then moved around, so not really sure where I’m from! How did you get started… Read more

Name? Annabel Tiffin Where are you from? Born in Southampton, brought up in Cirencester in Gloucestershire. Gradually worked my way north to Manchester. How did you get started in broadcasting? I’d worked on local papers and radio then saw an… Read more

Name? Duncan Kennedy Age? 43 Where are you from? Originally the Isle of Wight How did you get started in broadcasting? Applied to be regional News Trainee When was that? 1989 Why News broadcasting? Always been very curious, or should… Read more

Name? Richard Lister Age? 41 Where are you from? I was born in Cambridge and grew up near Bristol. How did you get started in broadcasting? I presented a radio comedy show in the US for a year before getting… Read more

Name? GLEN OGLAZA Age? 44 Where are you from? LONDON How did you get started in Broadcasting? AFTER UNIVERSITY, APPLIED TO EVERY RADIO & TV STATION IN BRITAIN. EVENTUALLY OFFERED THREE JOBS AT ONCE! TOOK ONE AT METRO RADIO, NEWCASTLE,… Read more

Name? Danny Carpenter Age? 44 Where are you from? Nowhere really but I’ve lived most of my adult life in Yorkshire so that’s home! How did you get started in broadcasting? Started on a local paper in Hampshire 23 years… Read more

Name? Andrew Cotter Age? 32 (D.O.B. – 20/7/73) Where are you from? Troon, Ayrshire (Scotland’s south-west coast) How did you get started in broadcasting? Graduated from Glasgow University with MA in French and Philosophy and then applied for job with… Read more

Name? Jamie Owen Age? 38 Where are you from? Pembrokeshire How did you get started in broadcasting? By accident, I joined BBC Radio 3 in London to clear my student debt , and intended to leave after 6 months but… Read more

Name? Katya Adler Age? 33 Where are you from? London How did you get started in broadcasting? As a reporter for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation. Ended up working in the Balkans, across Central Europe and some of the Middle East… Read more

Name? Claire Marshall Age? 31 Where are you from? Bristol How did you get started in broadcasting? Ran a restricted service licence radio station at university When was that? 2005 Why News broadcasting? I started off doing the PR for… Read more

Name? Juliette Foster Age? 42 Where are you from? London How did you get started in broadcasting? Local Radio When was that? 1986 (approximately) Why News broadcasting? I guess it just happened that way. Where else would have viewers seen… Read more

Name? Gillian Joseph Age? Over 21 Where are you from? Born in Coventry and brought up in London How did you get started in broadcasting? I did a post graduate in Journalism at City University for which I won a… Read more