Where are you from?
How did you get started in broadcasting?
I started as a video-journalist for Channel One Liverpool. I was one of the first recruits when the station launched.
When was that?
Way back in 1994.
Why News broadcasting?
I can’t imagine a better job than journalism. Print, radio or TV. Everyday’s different. You meet the most interesting people. I’ve always been a gossip and very, very nosy. I also get paid for it.
Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
Channel One, BBC Radio Merseyside.
What is your Best on-air moment?
The presenter giving me an on air mention for winning the RTS reporter of the Year Award – I hadn’t been able to go the ceremony to pick it up so that was my moment of glory. Also, about to start a three minute live interview – without my three guests. They’re stuck in traffic and my mind’s a blank. How will I fill three minutes? The director counts me in. I start talking – still not knowing how on earth I will fill. I begin to explain my guests aren’t here and suddenly they appear. I can’t tell you how relieved I was.
What is your Worst on-air moment?
What would you like to do before your career ends?
Real investigative journalism.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Bit of a twitcher.
What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the broadcasting world?
To get into broadcast journalism – be inquisitive. Keep asking questions.
A big thanks to Jayne for taking part.
Name? Jonathan Samuels Age? 31 Where are you from? Chester How did you get started in Broadcasting? In radio as a student and then with BBC Radio Cornwall When was that? 1995 Why News broadcasting? Because of the variety – every day is a blank…
Name? Jonathan Andrew Beale Age? Just hit my forties ! yikes Where are you from? Wales originally – but brought up in Kent. How did you get started in broadcasting? I joined a BBC trainee reporter scheme after working for an MP as a researcher….
Name? James Hardy Age? 44 Where are you from? Ilkley, West Yorkshire How did you get started in broadcasting? Almost by accident. I’d spent the best part of 20 years in newspapers, latterly as Political Editor of the Daily Mirror. I felt I’d done as…
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? Jon Craig Age? 46. Born on August 9,1957, I share a birthday with Today programme presenter Jim Naughtie (an old friend from my days with Thomson Regional Newspapers in the early 1980s), Tam Dalyell MP, actress Melanie Griffiths (born on exactly the same day…