Over four years with Tyne & Wear TV I climbed the various roles (mostly unpaid at first) including editor, lighting assistant, camera-man, floor manager & weather presenter. Eventually I was offered a full-time job as a content producer and video journalist/presenter, which I have now worked as for nearly two years. It’s the best job in the world. I’ve met and interviewed local and national talent such as Marco Pierre-White, Tracy Beaker, Denise Welch, Mo Farah, Dick & Dom, Jordan Banjo, Angelica Bell, Joe McElderry to name a few, and I’ve seen every inch of our wonderful region and shown viewers what the north east has to offer.
What university did you attend?
Sunderland University/East Durham College
What are your future plans and ambitions?
I’d like my next steps to be working towards expanding my journalism and TV career, perhaps with ITV or BBC.
What has been the highlight of your life so far after leaving school?
Being offered a job presenting live and pre-recorded TV every night of the week, a job I always dreamed of.
What is your favourite Shotton Hall memory?
Being one of the first students to see & move into the new building, when it was completed in 2011.