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Name? Rebecca Lowe Age? 25 Where are you from? Ealing, West London How did you get started in broadcasting? I won BBC Talent’s Search for a Football Reporter. When was that? It was in November 2002 when I was 6 months out of University. Why…

Name? Roger Johnson Age? 36 Where are you from? Born in Stoke-on-Trent How did you get started in broadcasting? Local Radio When was that? 1998 Why News broadcasting? Lots of variety. Plenty of deadlines. No day is ever exactly the same. Where else would have…

Name? Rachel Harvey Age? 41 Where are you from? Cornwall How did you get started in broadcasting? Joined the BBC as a Studio Manager (radio sound engineer) When was that? 1988 Why News broadcasting? Because its fast moving, immediate and varied. I like being able…

Name? Richard Lister Age? 41 Where are you from? I was born in Cambridge and grew up near Bristol. How did you get started in broadcasting? I presented a radio comedy show in the US for a year before getting a place on the BBC…

Name? Robert Hall Age? 51 Where are you from? London How did you get started in broadcasting? Trainee reporter at Channel Television (ITV) Guernsey. When was that? 1977 Why News broadcasting? Wasn’t the original plan – just fascinated by TV. Where else would have viewers…

Name? Richard Angwin Age? 47 Where are you from? Cornwall How did you get started in broadcasting? BBC needed cover for the main weather presenter.I auditioned for the part. When was that? About 1995. Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before? BBC…

Name? Richard Bilton, Special Correspondent Age? I’m 37. Where are you from? I’m from Leeds. How did you get started in broadcasting? I’ve risen up through the BBC structure. Local radio in Cleveland was my first job, my first local television job was in Nottingham….

Name? Rachel Schofield Age? 30 Where are you from? I was born in Winchester in Hampshire, lived briefly in W.Sussex but spent the bulk of my childhood in Devon – I was at school in Exeter and my parents still live in the county. I…

Name? Ranvir Singh Age? 28 Where are you from? Preston How did you get started in broadcasting? Began by presenting an evening Asian news programme from BBC Radio Lancashire while doing my postgraduate broadcast journalism diploma – and weekend bulletins at a local independent radio…

Name? Roger Finn Age? 50 Where are you from? Hong Kong How did you get started in broadcasting? I joined RTHK as a radio reporter. When was that? 1980 Why News broadcasting? Because that was the only opening they had! Once I’d started, I just…

Name? Rob Matheson Age? 40 Where are you from? Glasgow, Scotland How did you get started in broadcasting? I worked on newspapers and magazines in London and the South East. When a new local radio station opened in Paisley I headed north – to find…

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