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Alan Fisher - Questions and Answers

Name?
Alan Fisher

Where are you from?
Motherwell in Scotland

How did you get started in broadcasting?
Hospital radio when I was still at school but my first real job was at Moray Firth Radio in Inverness

When was that?
1983

Why News broadcasting?
I’ve always loved making people go ‘well I didn’t know that’.

Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
I was at GMTV for thirteen years and before that I was on television in Scotland

What is your Best on-air moment?
Telling the GMTV audience live on air that a missing schoolgirl in Brighton had been found safe and well.

What is your Worst on-air moment?
Forgetting the name of a murder accused live on air but managing to get out of it.

What would you like to do before your career ends?
Break more stories – add more countries to my visited list

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Play with my children, cycle and collect books on journalism.

What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the broadcasting world?
Get involved early, work hard and read everything you can lay your hands on. Find your own voice!

A big thanks to Alan for taking part.

Updated: Thursday 21 May 2009

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