first taste of broadcasting came when I joined a local hospital
radio station at Walsgrave General and I was given the chance to
present a regular Sunday afternoon programme "Sentimental Sunday".
At the same time I was working behind the scenes at Mercia FM --
the independent local radio station for Coventry.
A year later I was chosen to present the "Two Guys and a Girl" Breakfast
Show on Leicester Sound working with two fellow presenters aptly
The show was a lot of fun with one favourite bit of mine where I
got to interview a number of different celebrities in a Jacuzzi
(with the help of sound effects of course).
I remember turning up one day at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester
to interview an up and coming band who were new to the music world.
I later discovered I had interviewed a very young Ronan Keating
and Shane from Boyzone!!
A while later, Live TV based in Canary Wharf called me in for a
screen test and I was offered a job working as a newsreader/reporter
at one of their affiliates in Liverpool.
Talk about a baptism of fire! My first day on screen was the day
of the Grand National bomb scare, I had never been in front of a
TV camera before and there I was broadcasting live from the main
entrance at Aintree for 6 hours, I have to admit my knees didn't
stop knocking until I got home in the evening.
During my time with LIVE I presented a number of programmes from
Vets and Pets to Live Drive. The one I became very involved with
was the local Crimestoppers programme "Merseybeat". It gave an
in-depth insight into policing on Merseyside and in return Merseyside
Police Force made sure I experienced every aspect of their work.
I joined BBC East Midlands Today in 1999 replacing Lisa Dransfield
as the main weather presenter and after training at Television Centre
I was soon working on the lunchtime programme and on East Midlands
I really do enjoy the job because it is so varied and always live.
We do not have an auto-cue to rely on during the forecast and we
also have to talk for what ever duration is required so it always
keeps us on our toes.
you want to contact me: send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Song Ever: Dan Hill - Sometimes
When We Touch
Best TV Show Ever: Two Ronnies
Best personal TV moment:
Interviewing Freddie Starr and surviving it.
Best place in England: Vale of Belvoir
Favourite/ worst food: Sunday Roast (best) Olives (worst)
Favourite/ worst drink: Champagne (best) Whisky (worst)
it gives me a terrible headache.
Favourite/ worst animal: My Dog Molly (best) her love is so
unconditional - Wasps (worst) I was stung on my lip once, very painful.
Favourite name for boy/ girl: Lucie/Oliver
Favourite sport/ least favourite sport: Anything equestrian (favourite)
Hare coursing (worst)
Favourite politician/ historical figure: The Queen Mother
I grew up: Coventry
I'd love to do if I didn't have to work for a living: Be involved in a project that gives something back to the community