I’m a versatile broadcast journalist that can work in any position in the newsroom. At BBC Radio Lancashire my usual role is producing Gary Hickson at tea time, sourcing and reporting on stories as well as studio producing the programme while on-air. I also regularly read news and sport bulletins for the station, both for breakast and drivetime.
For BBC news online I am a reporter on Lancashire’s Local Live newsfeed.
On Saturdays, I’m a traffic and travel broadcaster on BBC and commercial radio stations across the North of England at the INRIX media hub. My regular stations are BBC Radio Manchester, Merseyside, York, Cumbria and Yorkshire Coast Radio.
I’m a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC), having graduated from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) with an MA with Merit in Broadcast Journalism. I achieved a distinction for my 30 minute documentary about sustainable food.
Previously, I’ve worked as a newsreader for UKRD: 2BR, The Bee and Stray FM. Wireless Group: Wish FM, Tower FM and Wire FM. Indies: Imagine FM and Revolution 96.2.
As a reporter, stations I’ve worked on include BBC Radio Manchester, Cumbria, Smooth Radio and Real Radio. I have also been a planner and reporter at BBC North West Tonight.
I spent 6 years at North Manchester FM 106.6, presenting my Saturday morning show ‘The Chill Room’ from 10am – midday, featuring mellow and easy-listening music.
At Stockport’s Pure 107.8 FM, I was part of the team who presented and produced youth show ‘The Basement’. I went on to present the ‘Chilled Pure’ programme weekdays from midnight.
I started my broadcasting career at the University of Manchester’s student radio station Fuse FM, where I was involved in a variety of on-air and off-air roles, including as the station’s Head of Marketing.
After my first undergraduate degree in English Language, Linguistics and Film Studies (combined studies), I freelanced at ITV Studios in Manchester (Granada) and Leeds (Yorkshire TV) as a runner / logger on factual and entertainment programmes – before going back to university as a post-grad student to re-train as a broadcast journalist.