Ian White - Q&A

Name?
Ian White

Age?
34

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?
1988

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

Other Information?
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.”

Updated on Thursday 21 May 2009 by @TVNewsroom

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.... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

Name? Caroline Wyatt Age? 38 Where are you from? Born in Darlinghurst, Australia but am British (it’s a long story!) How did you get started in broadcasting? I was very lucky – I joined the BBC as a news trainee... Read more

Name? Frances Harrison Age? 40 Where are you from? London How did you get started in broadcasting? I got a job in the South Asian Region of BBC World Service Radio in Bush House straight after doing an MA in... Read more