I started my career like most good journalists, down the pub. Training to be a dancer I soon discovered that working part- time in my local was much more fun. It wasn’t just the free flowing booze, although that certainly helped, the fact was, I enjoyed the company. Listening to the various characters who frequented the bar made me realise that everyone has a story to tell.
I completed my post graduate diploma in broadcast journalism at the London College of Printing (LCP) and won an award for my documentary on Munchausen syndrome. My first ‘real’ job was in local radio as a news reporter for Piccadilly in Manchester and then BRMB in Birmingham. I moved to the rival BBC Radio WM and covered many major regional stories in a very busy patch.Following a spell in regional television I was appointed as bi-media manager, liaising between radio and television. When BBC News 24 was being set up, I moved to London and was on the original launch team responsible for a high profile rolling news service. After having my first child I went part-time, following my second, I took redundancy from the BBC and began working for myself, and now with baby number three am a fully fledged freelancer.