I am a freelance journalist with versatile skills and experience in presenting, producing, reporting, voiceover, PR and digital content creation.
After 20 years in broadcasting, I still love the adrenaline rush of live radio. The buzz began when I talked my way into my first on-air job presenting travel bulletins across Wales and the West while still a fresher at the University of Bristol. Graduating with a degree in German and Russian, I could have carved out a career as a spy, if I was better at keeping my mouth shut.
I applied instead for a traineeship with BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service) and was selected from over 700 applicants. It was an incredible adventure working overseas as a presenter, producer and reporter on radio stations in Germany, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Northern Ireland, Kosovo and the Falklands.
I returned to the UK to join the team at BBC Radio Wiltshire as a Broadcast Journalist. Since making the bold decision to go freelance, I have continued to work as a presenter, producer and reporter at BBC Radio 2, Radio 4, 5Live, BBC Gloucestershire, BBC Hereford & Worcester, BBC WM and BFBS.
The highlight of my career came while working on Jeremy Vine at BBC Radio 2, when I produced an award-winning documentary series. The Songs My Son Loved featured moving interviews with the mothers of five fallen soldiers and succeeded in making both newspaper critics and lorry drivers cry.
Since 2020, I have hosted two series of the BFBS show and podcast Team Talk, sharing the stories of serving personnel, veterans and military families during the pandemic.
If you think we would work well together and have a project in mind, let’s talk.