Ashby takes you Inside Out in the East Midlands|
Marie Ashby and Im your Inside Out presenter.
in the East Midlands now for longer than I should probably admit to.
not from round these parts originally though.
I was born in bonny Scotland
but my parents moved south of the border from Edinburgh when I was just a wee
I dont have a Scottish accent by the way.
I grew up
in Carlisle with the Lakes on my doorstep which was rather nice, then spent three
years in Leeds mainly doing a degree in French but also have a great time being
Some of it was spent in France and Switzerland on attachment
to Radio Monte Carlo and Radio Television Suisse Romande which were amazing experiences.
My mum had a cousin who worked in Geneva. I used to get a lift in with
him in the mornings and unbeknownst to my dear old mum, hitch home in the evening.
Well, he lived half way up a mountain and there werent any buses
for the last bit!
I didnt always want
to be a journalist - it just kind of happened. I did consider nursing for some
time but while I was in France I got hooked.
started her career in Nottingham|
Having sworn never to take
another exam again and somehow getting my degree, I found myself on a post grad
course studying journalism in Portsmouth and very often found myself on the beach
at Southsea when I should have been studying.
A year later I was back in
Cumbria. My first job was as a district reporter for BBC Radio Cumbria based in
Barrow in Furness.
Six months later I was at BBC Radio Nottingham, and
then BBC Midlands Today at Pebble Mill as it was then.
I remember getting
passers by to 'Do the Locomotion', outside with a very young and quite nervous
A few months later I was working
for the 'other side', having being lightly poached by ITVs Central News!
Ashby - from helicopters to home maker and TV heroine|
there for much longer than I ever meant to but during those 15 years I reported
for and anchored their live nightly news which was enormous fun and presented
'Sky High' taking viewers all over the Midlands by helicopter.
time I also got married and had my two boys, Patrick whos eight and
Sean whos five.
When Im not Inside Out-ing, doing The Politics
Show or East Midlands Today on a Friday, Im usually with them acting as
a United Nations peacekeeping force and trying to stop them squabbling.
like to bicker Ive discovered!
At home in the East Midlands
lived in Leicestershire for 13 years and I love it!
The East Midlands is
home and I think Im a very lucky girl being able to combine work with pleasure.
Inside Out takes me all over the region and reminds me why I like living here
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!