Lawrence McGinty - Questions & Answers

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Name?
Lawrence McGinty

Age?
58

Where are you from?
Manchester

How did you get started in broadcasting?
When C4News started in 82 they were looking for journos who knew a bit about science and technology and ITN didn’t have any.

When was that?
1982

Why News Broadcasting?
Because people watch it.

Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
nowhere.

What is your Best on-air moment?
announcing the winner of the competition to find Britain’s first astronaut.

What is your Worst on-air moment?
announcing the winner of the competition to find Britain’s first astronaut.

What would you like to do before your career ends?
Stay alive.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Appreciate fine wines (anything over £3.99 from oddbins).

What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the broadcasting world?
Don’t. The job is going to hell in a handcarf.

Other Information?
Once swam with a whale.

A big thanks to Lawrence for taking part.

Last updated: Thursday 21 May 2009

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