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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? Paul Murphy Age? 38 Where are you from? Liverpool How did you get started in broadcasting? Community Radio – Radio Thamesmead South East London, executive in charge of the photocopier. When was that? 1989 Why News broadcasting? No two days at work are the…

Name? Lindley Gooden Age? 35 but don’t tell anyone Where are you from? Born Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, and spent my formative years in Northamptonshire How did you get started in broadcasting? While working on a Ph.D. in theoretical physics, I made the mistake of…

Name? Joe Wilson Age? 33 Where are you from? Leicester How did you get started in broadcasting? Very helpful people at BBC Radio Leicester took me under their wing and gave me an excellent foundation for all I’ve done subsequently When was that? I think…

Name? David Crabtree Age? 45 Where are you from? Born and bred in Middlesbrough but moved to Oxfordshire at the age of 14. How did you get started in Broadcasting? I did a couple of weeks work experience at the Cumberland News, a weekly paper…

Name? Shiulie Ghosh Age? 38 Where are you from? I was born in Leeds, my mum’s English, my dad’s Bengali. How did you get started in broadcasting? I always knew journalism was the job for me – I started my first school newspaper at the…

Name? Rebecca Lowe Age? 25 Where are you from? Ealing, West London How did you get started in broadcasting? I won BBC Talent’s Search for a Football Reporter. When was that? It was in November 2002 when I was 6 months out of University. Why…

Name? Roger Finn Age? 50 Where are you from? Hong Kong How did you get started in broadcasting? I joined RTHK as a radio reporter. When was that? 1980 Why News broadcasting? Because that was the only opening they had! Once I’d started, I just…

Name? James Reynolds Age? 31 Where are you from? London How did you get started in broadcasting? I joined the BBC’s (now defunct) Regional Trainee Scheme after leaving university. When was that? 1997 Why News broadcasting? It’s what I’d always wanted to do (plus, I…

Name? ANDREW NORTH Age? 37 Where are you from? UK How did you get started in broadcasting? RESEARCHER ON A BBC RADIO 4 PROGRAMME, THEN STARTED FREELANCING FOR BBC WORLD SERVICE When was that? 1995/96 Why News broadcasting? CURIOUS AND CONCERNED ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND…

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