Q and A

Questions and Answers Index

Name Matt Cooke Age? 28 Where are you from? Originally Kingston-upon-Thames, but I grew up in Guildford, Surrey How did you get started in Broadcasting? During University, I wrote for student newspapers and websites, and contributed to The Guardian Newspaper. From there, I enrolled at…

Name? Anthony Murnane, deputy foreign editor and newscaster RTE. Age 40 Where are you from? Originally Greystones in Co. Wicklow but currently live in south Dublin. How did you get started in Broadcasting? I began writing for local newspapers and broadcasting on local radio when…

Name? Ian Fergusson, BBC Weather Presenter Age? 44 Where are you from? Stockton-on-Tees, (which was then in!) Co. Durham How did you get started in Broadcasting? As a biologist studying sharks, I made contacts within the BBC’s Natural History Unit and ended-up working with them…

Name? Manisha K.Tank Age? Forever Young Where are you from? Born in Southampton – Origin: Indian How did you get started in broadcasting? I wanted to train as a Lawyer with the aim of getting into the corporate side one day but then my Mum…

Name? Sue Charles Age? 31 Where are you from? Llandrindod Wells, Powys How did you get started in broadcasting? The local radio station (Radio Wyvern) was doing a youth programme called Street Cred. I took part with a few friends. We played the songs we…

Name? Mark Easton Age? 47 Where are you from? Born in Glasgow. Educated in Winchester. Trained in Portsmouth. Now live in Islington. How did you get started in broadcasting? Cub reporter on local paper Southern Evening Echo in Southampton. When was that? 1978 Why News…

Name? Dani Sinha Age? 27 Where are you from? I grew up in the North West but have spent most of my adult life in the South. How did you get started in broadcasting? Won’t bore you with the huge amounts of work experience I…

Name? Karen Kay Age? 33 Where are you from? Not Planet Television, that’s for sure. I’m Bucks born and bred. How did you get started in broadcasting? I was Fashion Editor on the Daily Mirror ten years ago, and was invited in to This Morning…

Name? Colin Briggs Age? Like the How old Cary Grant? gag. Old Colin Briggs fine, how old you? I did O levels. Does that make me truly ancient? Where are you from? Southampton How did you get started in broadcasting? I used to do it…

Name? Catherine Jacob Age? 29 Where are you from? Tyne and Wear How did you get started in broadcasting? After graduating, I became a radio traffic and travel presenter while working in the newsroom during the day as a freelance reporter/newsreader. Was accepted for the…

Name? Tom Symonds Age? 36 Where are you from? Kent How did you get started in broadcasting? I did the postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff and then joined the BBC as a graduate Regional News Trainee. When was that? 1993 Why News broadcasting?…

Name? Bernard Smith Age? 33 Where are you from? Manchester How did you get started in Broadcasting? I did a postgraduate diploma in Radio and TV Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire. From there I pestered a lot, did work experience and managed to…

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