Where are you from ?
How did you get started in Broadcasting ?
B B C local radio short term contract.
When was that?
Why News broadcasting?
News was all I knew, having spent five years on local papers. Broadcasting? It seemed like an exciting advance from the technology of print.
Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
Prior to Sky I worked for TV-am and, previously, Central, in the Midlands.
What is your Best on-air moment?
Reporting live on the fall of the Berlin Wall
What is your Worst on-air moment?
Mangling my own surname during a messy hand back to the studio after a live report during the first Gulf War.
What would you like to do before your career ends?
Same as every journalist I know. File a world exclusive.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the broadcasting world?
Do it and don’t be too proud to start at the bottom. It’s the most fun you can have and still get paid for it.
A big thanks to Geoff for taking part.
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? 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…
Name? Mike Powell but I have been known as Benedict Taylor; a pseudonom I had to use when I worked at County Sound in Guildford. The Programme Director was…Mike Powell! Age? A state of mind Where are you from? My Mum but before that a…