Andrew Moore - Q&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 news broadcasting?
If you’re a newspaper reporter you often do a lot of your work on the phone. If you’re a television reporter you have to actually be there, witnessing events for yourself, meeting the people involved. Every day is different; every day is unpredictable.

Where else would viewers seen or heard you before?
I used to work as a freelance for ITN and Reuters. I worked for a year at a radio station Metro News in Hong Kong.

What is your best on-air moment?
Reporting from Arctic Canada with Royal Marines walking to the North Pole. Didn’t quite there myself but pretty close.

What is your worst on-air moment?
Reporting from Devon at height of foot and mouth crisis in front of a pit of 600 cattle that had been dead for a week. The cameramen was busy being sick in between live broadcasts.

What would you like to do before your career ends?
In a live broadcast answer a question from the studio: To be absolutley honest, I haven’t got the faintest idea. Ask me another one.

What do you do in your spare time?
Fly a microlight.

What advice would you give to anyone starting in broadcasting?
Get experience with a small outfit whether it be student radio or your free local newspaper. Your help will be much more appreciated and you will get more experience than you would with a larger organisation.

A big thanks to Andy for taking part.

Updated: Thursday 21 May 2009

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