I’m a broadcast journalist at the Lincs FM Group, working across three stations reporting and reading bulletins. I’ve worked on breaking news, interviewed the Prime Minister, David Cameron, and made radio packages.
My interest in journalism started when I studied the subject at the University of Lincoln, where I focused on print and broadcast. I was also in charge of the student paper and gained a lot of experience on a number of placements.
You can read my CV here but here’s some highlights of work I’ve done across a variety of platforms.
In my job at Lincs FM I’ve had plenty of amazing opportunities in radio, such as as compiling and reading news bulletins. I’ve also written about some of the people I’ve interviewed and how I worked to make these into interesting features in the news bulletins.
Previously, I’ve gathered a lot of experience in radio from working at Siren FM, a community radio station based in Lincoln. I’ve been part of the news team, produced special programmes about the Olympic Torch arrived in Lincoln and presented Euranet, a networked news programme about Europe.
Outside of news, I presented and produced my own show called Food for Thought. On the show I made a documentary about a local chip shop heading to a national awards ceremony in London. Part of this was used in Siren’s successful award application to become East Midlands Station of the Year 2013. You can listen to the full show here.
TV Talk is my own blog where I write about and review television programmes. The blog has been highlighted on the BBC website for our weekly Top Gear write ups. I also use this site to write regular blog posts about books, inventive recipes and post photos.
I’ve worked as a social media executive helping to write and post messages on Twitter and Facebook for Regent Street and Carnaby Street. Usually I was responsible for promoting video and audio content but on the days that the Regent Street and Carnaby’s Christmas lights were switched on I was responsible for the Facebook pages, and helping the rest of the team with posts and comments on other social media sites. I’ve written about that experience here.
I’ve also written for The Lincolnite, Blue & Green Tomorrow, Digest Magazine, and Gay Times. During my time at university I was the editor in my final year, which you can read here.
I was head of news at local TV channel Sheffield Live during it’s launch period. I was the first person on the new channel presenting our news programme. I also set up a team of freelancers and volunteers as well as a structure for news gathering.
As a hobby I’ve created some videos demonstrating some of my own recipes. These videos are rather simple but they showcase some interesting recipes, with the most popular being my creme egg brownies.