|Investigative stories - Chris Jackson reports for Inside
Hello! I'm Chris Jackson and I've been fronting Inside
Out since the series began back in 2002.
It's been an amazing journey delving
into the heart of life here in the North East and Cumbria and the current run
looks just as exciting!
I can't reveal what we've got coming up in the next
programme - that would ruin the surprise, but looking back over the last twelve
months it's hard to believe the variety of stories.
I've confronted a puppy
dealer who was selling unwell animals to an unsuspecting public.
uncovering bad practice at Gateshead's BALTIC led
to an official investigation
into how the arts centre "lost" many thousands of pounds of our money.
A trip to Africa revealed the tale of a Sunderland asylum seeker's fear
of Voodoo revenge if she returned home.
to the news
We brought you closer to people in the news.
|High flyer - Chris takes to the skies with the RAF|
The Tyneside woman, branded Britain's biggest scrounger, gave us her
side of the headline grabbing story.
And Gina Campbell voiced her family's
plea for the restoration of Bluebird which crashed on Coniston Water as her father
Donald attempted to break his own water speed record.
Our aim is to bring
you surprising stories from familiar places each week.
As a local lad it's
a thrill to meet so many amazing people from our region and to tell their story.
when you think you know all there is to know about the North East & Cumbria
up pops another great tale.
sometimes get asked where I come from as you'd never guess from my accent that
I'm a Geordie.
The answer is my family moved to Germany when I was five.
|From Tyneside to Paris, Chris uncovers secrets of the BALTIC|
It's a real shame I ended up speaking with a "British" accent
but, like all good North Easterners, I retained my passion for the region and
returned home as soon as I got the chance.
After a stint at BBC Radio Newcastle,
I moved to Look North as a reporter and eventually as presenter.
Inside Out for the last four years or more has been a joy.
A literal high
point was flying in a hawk fighter jet with the RAF over Northumberland - a low
point for purely personal reasons was appearing in the buff in a report about
nudist colonies in the North East.
Don't forget we always welcome your ideas
for the stories you think the rest of us should know about so I'd love to hear
Why not get in touch? Email me at email@example.com
See you at 7.30 on Friday nights.
Chris Jackson, Inside Out, BBC
TV, Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 2NE.