Where are you from?
How did you get started in broadcasting?
ITN Graduate Training scheme .
When was that?
Why News broadcasting?
Never wanted to do anything else.
Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
Nowhere, I’m afraid.
What is your Best on-air moment?
On the pitch at the end of 2003 Rugby World Cup Final.
What is your Worst on-air moment?
Driving a horse and cart through reporting restriction on my first ever court case.
What would you like to do before your career ends?
Make enough money to be sure I never try to make a comeback.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Ride my mountain bike and play tennis.
What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the broadcasting world?
Be sure you really want to. This game is only fun if your heart is really in it. ..and if it isn’t you get found out pretty quickly.
A big thanks to James for taking part.
James Mates and Penny Marshall have been given new roles at ITV News. James Mates has been appointed ITV News Europe Editor. The newly created role is designed to enhance the viewer’s understanding of the European Union, its future and what it means for the…
Award-winning journalist James Mates is ITV News’ Europe Editor. James is also a relief ITV News presenter. Career Mates was previously Washington Correspondent until 2002, a position he had held since January 1997. Before moving to Washington he had held a number of high profile…
Millions of Americans will vote today as the country decides who will be its next President – Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump. It has been one of the most contentious presidential contests in living memory, with Clinton’s campaign proving controversial because of…
After months of build-up and weeks of campaigning, the decision is finally here. Will the people of the UK choose to leave or remain in the European Union? The BBC, ITV and Sky News will air special results programmes this evening and throughout most of…
This is it. The polls are open in the 2015 General Election and will close at 10pm, where the result of the exit poll, which has been jointly commissioned by the BBC, ITV and Sky, will be revealed. All three networks, along with Channel 4,…