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...

Negligence claim mum ‘will never forgive’ Colchester Hospital

On Monday 11th April 2016, I produced an exclusive report and three hour programme for BBC Essex centred around clinical negligence claims. I put in a Freedom of Information request on how much money hospitals in the East of England had paid out due to medical mistakes that had been. As part of the investigation, I met Ellie Sutton and her family, who were awarded £5.5m because of an error in...

Summer of sport

I have wanted to be a sports journalist since I was at school so I was delighted to be able to complete a placement at Sky Sports News this summer. I spent some time working with the planning team, shadowing reporters, learning the ropes with production and also, working as part of the social media team. Whilst working with the digital media time, I wrote some stories, a selection of which you...

Women in Comedy documentary

Last summer, I dragged my bags through a muddy Highlands Park in Chelmsford, pitched up my tent- with a lot of help- and began to scour the V Festival schedule to get a better idea of the acts I wanted to see over the weekend. Flicking through the set lists, I discovered out of just under 30 comedians on the bill, there were no females in the line-up. Craziness in the 21st century, right? I had...

ITV News Award for Broadcast Journalism

On Friday, I attended the NCTJ's student council forum where I was presented with the ITV News Award for Broadcast Journalism.  I won the award for achieving the best combined result in the broadcast exams in the country while studying at University of Kent's Centre for Journalism. ITV News broadcaster Nina Hossain presented me with the certificate and £250 at the ceremony, which was held at...

A Fairytale of Radio Kent – brought to you by CfJ students

BBC Radio Kent's breakfast team came up with the idea of remaking a classic Christmas song for all their listeners to enjoy and when they decided to film an accompanying video, they asked myself and two other third year students from the Centre for Journalism to film and edit the action.  It was a lot of fun working alongside the team at Radio Kent and as always, with Amy Nickalls and Stine...