You're here: Home - Questions and Answers - Daniel Pallett Thursday 21 May 2009

Daniel Pallett - Questions and Answers

Name?
Daniel Pallett

Age?
35

Where are you from?
Birmingham

How did you get started in broadcasting?
I began journalism after a chance conversation in a restaurant in Peru! I worked on newspapers for four and a half years before moving to the BBC with radio WM. I later joined Midland Today.

When was that?
January, 2002

Why News broadcasting?
It’s sport which is my passion. Being a reporter/presenter is the next best thing to being a sportsman.

What is your Best on-air moment?
Presenting the sport form a temporary beach at a Worcestershire Twenty20 cricket match.

What is your Worst on-air moment?
My second ever live OB when a group a lads dressed in builders hats and face masks decided to join in uninvited – very distracting!

What would you like to do before your career ends?
Report live from some of the great sporting events such as The Grand National, Wimbledon and the Olympics.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Be with my wife and two small boys. Perfection is a holidaying with them in North Cornwall, driving round in our VW camper van and drinking real ale. (That’s the grown-ups)

What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the broadcasting world?
Just go for it. Be persistent, enthusiastic and don’t be put off by the odd knock-back.

A big thanks to Daniel for taking part.

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? David Garrido Age? 26 Where are you from? My family are Colombian, but I was born in the UK. How did you get started in broadcasting? I did a lot of student radio at university, then spent a while freelancing and won the BBC…

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? Daniel Sandford Age? 39 Where are you from? Ethiopia via Oxford How did you get started in broadcasting? A job in computer graphics at ITN. When was that? 1989 Why News broadcasting? It’s the best job in the world, and it used to pay…

Name? Dennis Murray Age? 54 going on 55 Where are you from? Born in Evesham Worcestershire, reared in Belfast, educ Trinity College Dublin How did you get started in broadcasting? Began as a graduate trainee with the Belfast Telegraph, and then applied for, and got,…