Where are you from?
Walsall, West Midlands
How did you get started in Broadcasting?
Joined Central News in Birmingham
When was that?
Why News Broadcasting?
Progression from newspaper reporting
Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
Central News, TV-am, Meridian News
What is your Best on-air moment?
Girl going topless behind me during live broadcast from pub during 2002 football world cup
What is your Worst on-air moment?
Being the only one who didn’t see her
What would you like to do before your career ends?
More overseas reporting
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Go sailing. I own a 27ft sailing boat
What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the news broadcasting world?
Be persistent, not patient
Any Other Information?
Though mine has been known to fail at times, the most important asset in this job is being able to keep a sense of humour
A big thanks to Martin for taking part.
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