Paula Middlehurst - Q&A

Name?
Paula Middlehurst

Age?
42

Where are you from?
Born in Lancashire, bred in Hampshire.

How did you get started in broadcasting?
Album Reviewer and What’s On Sub-Editor on Radio County Sound in Guildford.

When was that?
1982

Why News broadcasting?
I’m a news junkie. I really only like films and books based on true stories.

Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
Radio County Sound, Guildford BFBS Radio in Belize, Central America and Cyprus GBC Radio and TV in Gibraltar BBC World Service, London Independent Radio News, London Channel Four Television, London BBC World TV, London Sky One TV, London Sky Sports TV, London

What is your Best on-air moment?
Everyday is great, there’s an amazing team spirit at Sky News.

What is your Worst on-air moment?
When I didn’t realise ‘disco’ was journalese for ‘discussion’ and linked to Adam Boulton, our Political Editor with a question about ‘disco-dancing MP’s’…! That’s feeling stupid!

What would you like to do before your career ends?
Interview Paul Weller.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Being with my husband and kids, going off on luxury hotel breaks with my girlfriends and throwing parties for no particular reason.

What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the broadcasting world?
Go for it…it’s a growing industry.

A big thanks to Paula for taking part.

Updated: Thursday 21 May 2009

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