was born in Liverpool. I went to school for a short time there
but most of my education was in Runcorn in Cheshire.
ambition had always been to become an actress. I was the annoying
one who was in every school play. I was sent on lots of drama
courses by my school and education authority.
my A Levels I auditioned for RADA. They told me I was still
young and needed to get some more life experience. So, I worked
in a TV shop, a zip factory, a hair products factory and a
squash club. By the end of it all I decided I'd skip drama
school and go to University.
studied English Lit and Theatre Studies in Liverpool. It was
only then that I became interested in journalism. I did a
year's post graduate course in Radio and TV journalism in
Preston after University.
freelanced in radio for a bit, worked at an independent radio
got a job at BBC Radio Lancashire.
reporting for a while, I then co-presented the breakfast show
with Mike West for a few years.
onto North West Tonight. Started reporting, I now present
the 1025 bulletin.