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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? Sharon Barbour Age? Nearly 40 (but don’t tell anyone that!) Where are you from? New Zealand – although my grandparents are English and I’ve been here for 15 years. How did you get started in broadcasting? Started in Newspapers, then to the Australian Film…

Name? Catherine Jones Age? 34 Where are you from? Southend, Essex How did you get started in broadcasting? At Buckinghamshire’s local radio station, Mix 96. When was that? 1994 Why News broadcasting? I want to tell people about important issues that affect their lives (very…

Name? Nick Higham Age? 51 (but don’t tell anyone) Where are you from? London How did you get started in broadcasting? I answered an ad for the BBC’s first dedicated media correspondent When was that? 1998 Why News broadcasting? I’d spent 10 years as a…

Name? Charlie Thomas Where are you from? I’m from Somerset How did you get started in broadcasting? / When was that? Got started in journalism as a reporter for the Hounslow Informer in the mid 80s. Then went into broadcasting in 1988 as a sports…

Name? Sarah Lockett. Age? 38. Where are you from? Surrey. How did you get started in Broadcasting? 0898 telephone services (horoscopes etc) then local radio. When was that? 1987 (0898 services) then 1988 Capital Radio, London. Why news/weather broadcasting? I fell into it! I was…

Name? Adnan Nawaz Age? 38 Where are you from? Born in Pakistan, brought up in the Phillipines, Italy and schooled in England – so from nowhere and everywhere! How did you get started in broadcasting? Worked as a sandwich maker, tea brewer and general dogsbody…

Name? Jim Hancock Age? 57 Where are you from? Plymouth How did you get started in broadcasting? I worked as dogsbody for the Managing Director for Piccadilly Radio as it was preparing to start broadcasting in Manchester . When was that? 1973 Why News broadcasting?…

Name? Laura Trevelyan Age? 38 ( 21/8/68) Where are you from? London. How did you get started in broadcasting? Got started in broadcasting as a researcher Channel 4’s A Week In Politics programme, briefing the late Vincent Hanna on interviews, back in 1991. When was…

Name? Allen Sinclair Age? 37 Where are you from? Reading, Berkshire How did you get started in broadcasting? I spent six years on Hospital Radio Reading while working as a reporter on various newspapers, then when a job came up at BBC Radio Berkshire, I…

Name? Ian Woods Age? 39 Where are you from? Belfast How did you get started in Broadcasting? University Radio Warwick, which was a great opportunity to interview leading politicians/actors/musicians. It led to a part time job with Coventry’s Independent Local Radio Station Mercia Sound. That…

Name? James Dagwell Age? 32 Where are you from? Lived all over the shop when i was a kid – South London – Devon – but mainly grew up in Crowborough in East Sussex. How did you get started in broadcasting? I was a runner…

Name? Rachel Schofield Age? 30 Where are you from? I was born in Winchester in Hampshire, lived briefly in W.Sussex but spent the bulk of my childhood in Devon – I was at school in Exeter and my parents still live in the county. I…

Name? Imogen Sellers Age? 32 Where are you from? Frome, in Somerset. How did you get started in broadcasting? I started out as a reporter on the Bath Chronicle. When was that? That was in 1997. Why News broadcasting? I always enjoyed writing and performing,…

Name? Jo Coburn Age? 38 Where are you from? London How did you get started in broadcasting? By accident – started on community radio When was that? 1992 Why News broadcasting? It was Middle Eastern politics actually – had a certain amount of knowledge about…

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