Where are you from?
Northumberland , born in hexham in 1971
How did you get started in broadcasting?
Hospital radio station Radio Tyneside in Newcastle
When was that?
Why News broadcasting?
Always wanted to be journalist, tell stories and be on the telly
Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
Radio Tyneside, BBC Radio Norfolk, BBC Radio Leeds, BBC TV Look East, BBC East at Westminster,
What is your Best on-air moment?
Presenting first Look North with Christa Ackroyd
What is your Worst on-air moment?
Laughing during a news bulletin and once having nose bleed during a radio bully
What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the broadcasting world?
Be focussed, keep enthusiastic, dont apply for jobs that don’t get you closer to your career goal, know your own limits
BBC journalist for 13 years; Look North presenter and producer; Look North presenter for 8 years; owner of TV-am name, brand, logo, tradmarks and intellectual property rights, run TV-am official website www.tv-am.org.uk
A big thanks to Ian for taking part.”
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