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Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
Hello, my name's Jamie Coulson and I present BBC Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
I've been living and working in Yorkshire since 2001 although I was born in Cheshire, which some might say is on the wrong side of the Pennines.
I've worked in both radio and television, covering some of the region's biggest stories.
I moved to Leeds in 2001 to retrain as a journalist, studying for a post graduate diploma at Trinity & All Saints College, which is part of Leeds University.
I started my career at Radio Leeds where, after a year as working as a reporter, I became the news reader on the breakfast show.
The incessant 4am starts were definitely a contributing factor to the onset of grey hair!
After that I moved to Look North where I worked as a reporter for two years. In between all this I also spent a year working as a video journalist in the Midlands.
For Inside Out I've worked on a wide range of stories from investigating gang culture on the streets of Sheffield to the former soldier who lost a leg in Iraq but now runs a company that provides battlefield simulations to help train the medics of the future.
The Inside Out team accepting their RTS award
And in 2008 Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire was recognised by the Royal Television Society when we won the RTS "Programme of the Year" award.
I love working in television because you get to see and do things that would normally be impossible.
If you want to find me at the weekend, I'll most likely be on a hillside somewhere in the Yorkshire Dales.
last updated: 28/11/2008 at 15:28