Questions and Answers

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. 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? Carrie Gracie Age? 44 Where are you from? Born in Bahrain, father Scots, mother English, grew up mostly in Aberdeenshire. How did you get started in broadcasting? World Service production trainee When was that? 1987 Why News broadcasting? Best job in the world when…

Name? Sally Challoner Where are you from? Born Cheltenham, brought up in Bristol (Hartcliffe – my family and I witnessed the Hartcliffe riots from our sitting room…) How did you get started in broadcasting? I trained as a journalist on the Weston Mercury, a weekly…

Name? Daniel Sandford Age? 39 Where are you from? Ethiopia via Oxford How did you get started in broadcasting? A job in computer graphics at ITN. When was that? 1989 Why News broadcasting? It’s the best job in the world, and it used to pay…

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…

Name? Lawrence McGinty Age? 58 Where are you from? Manchester How did you get started in broadcasting? When C4News started in 82 they were looking for journos who knew a bit about science and technology and ITN didn’t have any. When was that? 1982 Why…

Name? Harry Gration Age? 55 Where are you from? Bradford How did you get started in broadcasting? Started doing match reports for radio Leeds in 1971….joined them full time in 78 and became sports editor in 1980 Why News broadcasting? I have always liked the…

Name? Martine Dennis Age? 45 Where are you from? Born in London with Caribbean/Mauritian parents How did you get started in broadcasting? A graduate trainee at LBC/IRN (radio) When was that? January 1982 Why News broadcasting? Frankly, it was the first opportunity that was available….

Name? Olly Foster Age? 34 Where are you from? Born in London, 8 formative years in Cyprus, Back to London for Uni. How did you get started in broadcasting? Got an admin job at Capital Radio, blagged a job writing the traffic bulletins for Chris…

Name Emma Hurd Age 34 Where are you from? Lincolnshire How did you get started in Broadcasting? Worked as a volunteer for my local BBC Radio Station when I was 16. After a degree at the LSE and a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at…

Name? Steff Gaulter. Age? 27. Where are you from? Sway – a little village in the New Forest. How did you get started in Broadcasting? I joined the Met Office thinking I’d get sent to an RAF base, but instead I did a screen test…

Name? Dominic Cotton Age? 38 Where are you from? London How did you get started in broadcasting? I spent a couple of years working as an actor before doing a post-graduate diploma at the Centre for Journalism Studies at Cardiff University. I then got a…

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