FA Cup Memories

I was really pleased to be asked to write about some of my favourite FA Cup Memories for the FA Cup factfile website. Not only was it nice to have an excuse to talk about football when there's not any happening at the moment, it was also nice to relive some matches that I haven't thought about for a little while. You can read my memories, as well as those of some of the most distinguished...

BBC Local Radio #MakeADifference

We're living in strange and difficult times. The coronavirus outbreak has impacted all of us in some way or another. Whether it be changes to how we work, children being at home or finding new ways to interact with friends or family we can't see. One of the changes for me has been that I'm now presenting a programme on BBC Essex 6-10pm across the weekend. It's not a sport show, it's playing...

Face behind the voice

Gearing up for hosting my own cricket show is exciting and has also involved just as much promo as it has prep work for what we'll be doing every Saturday on the radio. One of the things I got to do was be a part of the Radio Times' 'Face behind the voice' feature. It's an iconic part of the magazine and one that many broadcasters get excited about, so I feel pretty lucky. It was great to chat...

Around the Wicket

Having presented three episodes of the 2018 season of 'Around the Wicket' on BBC Essex, it's a huge honour to have been given the show on a permanent basis. I love cricket- I've watched it from a very young age and it's a massive part of family life so to be able to talk about it on the radio for 12 weeks of the year, is a dream. It's also means a lot of show promo which I'm not used to - as...

Behind the scenes at Essex…

Ah. The Summer of 2018. The sun shone, Gareth Southgate got us all falling in love with England at a major tournament again (so near, but yet so far) and I made my presenting debut on BBC Essex. It was a pleasure to stand in and present 'Around the Wicket' on a Saturday afternoon, and in the process get to go behind the scenes at Essex.

What I’ve been up to…

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...

Election 2017 coverage

Having learned I would be out and about covering my first election for BBC Essex for the County Council in May, suddenly there was also the small matter of a General Election looming. For the local election coverage, I reported overnight from Colchester on the divisions in this area. It was a case of juggling radio reports, gathering pictures and videos for social media and trying to grab a word...