Being a journalist means I get to meet a lot of interesting people and hear their stories. It also means that I’m so busy working, I often don’t have time to write about what I’m doing on here.

It would be impossible to share all of the stories on here (that’s why you should be listening and following BBC Essex) but I’m very proud of some of the work I’ve created. Even though I work for the radio, it’s become more important to report stories for all platforms.

So here’s just a few stories and videos I’ve worked on over the last few months. Some are fun and lighthearted while others can be quite emotional.