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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? 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 same. Where else would have…

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 roots! (apart from when i’ve…

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 have viewers seen or heard…

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 diploma course in Journalism Studies…

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 remember the hostage John McCarthy…

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 a microscope was not for…

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 as a Broadcast Assistant, working…

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? What attracted me then was…

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 and photocopying the scripts! When…

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 STUDENT. THE REAL DOOR-OPENER WAS…

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 in broadcasting? After graduating in…

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 add for a new cable…

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 that be nosy? Where else…

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 a place on the BBC…

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, WHERE I STAYED FOR 3…

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 ago and went downhill from…

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 news department of Regional radio…

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