I began working in Broadcast Journalism in 2003, although my radio work actually began when I was a student, at Edinburgh University’s’ Fresh Air FM.
Having gained an MA (Hons) English Literature at Edinburgh University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at Falmouth College of Arts, I started a work experience placement with the BBC. I then went on to work as a reporter and news presenter at KM-fm in Kent.
I then moved on to television at BBC South East, working on both breaking news stories and investigative items.
But then the opportunity came up to freelance in national radio and since then I’ve worked at Newsbeat on BBC Radio 1, BBC 1 Xtra, The BBC’s Newswire and GNS service, BBC London, BBC London Sport and LBC as well at the Daily Mail Online.
A passion for exploring, and my journalist’s eye for spotting something unique about a place, resulted in a new facet to my work… Travel Writing. Having travelled in India, America, Europe and Venezuela as a student, I soon realised it was time to put my experiences down on paper. I didn’t start skiing until I was 27, then rock climbing shortly after- but I was soon addicted. This also led to a desire to write about them, and other outdoor sports, such as mountain biking, trail running and scuba diving.
I now have a wealth of experience in journalism, having interviewed politicians, sporting heroes and soap stars and have travelled to some unusual and exciting destinations and really enjoy what I do.
Photos of my travels can be viewed here