I am an ambitious and creative broadcast journalist and reporter with five years of experience working in audio production across commercial, independent and BBC radio, as well as podcasts. I am also a London based YouTube reporter and freelance writer. I am an enthusiastic and motivated self-starter with fantastic organisational skills and a strong work ethic, and I can work on several projects simultaneously.
Freelance Broadcast Journalist, Producer and Reporter for BBC Essex (May 2020- Present)
Sourcing original stories and unique case studies to be broadcast on a number of platforms, collating data through statistics, organizing high profile guests and interviews, writing script cues, writing copy for news bulletins, recording interviews remotely and editing clips to be broadcast in news bulletins and voicing news pieces, whilst thinking of creative on air or digital treatment for each piece.
Examples of my stories: I organized families of loved ones to speak on the COVID 19 enquiry, hospital patients on the inadequacy of the Harlow hospital, an NHS worker who had coronavirus talking about the failure of test and trace, and I created a powerful piece on alcoholics in lockdown told by alcoholics. My guests and stories have been further shared on BBC Breakfast, BBC Look East, Sky News, ITV Anglia, BBC News, BBC England and the Romford Recorder.
Freelance Writer (September 2019- Present)
I have begun writing on a freelance basis for clients on a variety of different subjects. Clients have been BBC News, The Independent, The Metro and Travel Market London.
Freelance Podcast Host, Producer and Editor for Let’s Go Kickass Today (April 2019- Present)
I research, source and interview inspirational people from the fields of music, adventure, and culture, identifying human stories and producing and editing and broadcasting this content across several podcast platforms and creating social media videos. My guests have gone on to share their stories on BBC Online, BBC 5Live, ITV, and BBC Radio London.
Freelance TV Presenter and Producer for WinkBall (June 2017 – Present)
Honing my journalist skills as researcher and reporter, I source events and news that Winkball would be interested in covering and liaise with relevant parties, building partnerships with organizations for interviews and event coverage and reporting and presenting at events such as the Naked Bike Ride, Reuters Journalism and Eid Festival.
Freelance Broadcast Journalist and Reporter for BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s Newsbeat (August 2020)
Researching potential stories, interviewing leads like Boomtown Festival and the DJ Chris Tofu, editing audio and broadcasting a report on a story focusing on how scammers infiltrate festivals on social media platforms such as Facebook for a festival special report.
Producer/Assistant Producer/Reporter for BBC Essex (October 2018 – May 2020)
Working across three programmes, I was a producer and reporter; producing the Early Breakfast show in a live program setting, researching show content and potential stories, developing program ideas, creating and editing videos for social media channels and logging music.
I also created and edited engaging audio packages, reported live, presented every morning on air on a feature on Early Breakfast, I was used as a voiceover for the Sports show “Around the Wicket”, and voiced pieces for news.
Freelance Radio Presenter, Producer & Writer at eagle3- UKRD (August 2016- April 2018)
I was a presenter and producer for a show every evening at 6-8pm during the week on RCS Zetta. I presented content on the program relevant to the target audience and highlighted a knowledge of the local music scene.
I began collecting data and building partnerships with external organizations for the eagle3 brand.
Breakfast Presenter & Producer at Mi-Soul Radio- London (May 2016- May 2017)
I was a presenter and producer for the Breakfast show on Mi-Soul Radio with George Kay.
I picked relevant topics to format into the content to appeal to our demographic and brand identity which provided interaction, as well as creating digital marketing social media content and videos for the show and managing our social media accounts.
Experience broadcasting on air and on camera to time, varying in style and delivery
Reporting, producing, recording, and editing packages, programmes, and podcasts, for broadcast using music and sound effects with Star Track/Burli/Audition
Video editing using Premier Pro/iMovie and creating digital content for social media channels to optimize interaction and performance
Experience with sourcing and developing unique stories, guests, and case studies for output
Experience with building successful relationships with companies and organizations
Experience liaising with public relations and press officers for pieces
Experience analyzing data, research and statistics for news pieces to be broadcast
Experience and insight into the full production cycle, developing successful programming from start to finish
Experience with writing accurate and compelling copy for programmes and news bulletins
Understanding of editorial guidelines, law and the OFCOM code
Using live radio equipment to prerecord and broadcast live as a reporter and presenter with Myriad, RCS, Software, Zetta, Vilor, Comrex, VERV and Luci Live, and filming with a Canon 550D, Green Screen and Rode Boom Mic
Travel / Music / Creative Arts / Culture / Reporter / Presenter / Podcast Host / Producer / Radio / Podcast Producer / Storyteller / Music / Own Kit / Adventure / Extreme Sports / Editing