Interviewer and Host
Now, I just call it having a chat, but of course interviewing is that and then some little extras. Whether in a studio or on a stage, I really love just getting to hear people’s stories and anecdotes. (I have written about how to be a confident interviewer here.)
If I could offer advice to anyone starting out it would be… keep the audio. Because one day you’ll be making a website and you’ll have some photos, but they don’t sound that good…
Interview: Former Health Secretary and ex-Chancellor of the Exchequor Kenneth Clarke shared his cure for the global coronavirus pandemic.
Interview: Baroness Doreen Lawrence opened up about being a Mum fighting for justice for her murdered son, and how she doesn’t see herself as others do.
Interview: World War 2 pilot John Trotman flew me above the English countryside as he told me about his passion for flying his late 80s.
I have spent my life as a commercial and BBC radio presenter. (Well, since the age of 21. So around half my life, being truthful.)
Please click on the highlighted word Gem to hear some show audio from my time on commercial radio station GEM. (That was the highlighted word.)
I joined the BBC in the summer of 2017, just one month after the birth of my first child. (This is a coincidence, not a stipulation.)
Having been a presenter in commercial radio for so long, to become a broadcast journalist at the BBC was a step in a new direction. I love it!
Broadcasting on the BBC gives me scope to talk to people and have open, engaging conversations with them.
Coming in 2021, I’m going to be hosting a brand new podcast for leading parenting brand, The Dadsnet. I’ll keep you posted…