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Reporter Profiles

Kevin Geoghegan

Kevin Geoghegan

Entertainment reporter

Where are you from?

What were you doing before Radio 1?
Working at radio production company as a showbiz reporter.

Best part of the job/ thing I am most proud of?
Free CDs, gigs and occasionally meeting an idol or two. Most proud of being able to turn round news packages to a very tight deadline.

Worst on air moment?
Not being able to carry on a live news bulletin because I was crying laughing, I’d just started on a story about a local shop’s new line in edible, scented pants.

Three words that describe you:
Confident, intelligent, modest.

Advice to anyone who wants to get started in journalism:
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t, try and get some unpaid work while you’re studying or at school and just keep at it – if you’re any good it’ll happen.

Where would you like to be in 10 years' time?
Happy about being just shy of my 40th birthday.

What's on your walls at home?
Some stuff I’ve collected on my travels, including pic of me in front of the Pyramids, a set of production notes signed by Spike Lee and a CD of music from The Simpsons signed by Matt Groening.

Who would you most like to interview?
Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese and Michael Jackson.

If you could be famous, what would you be famous for?
Writing and directing movies, and breaking the hearts of Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Natalie Portman, Eva Mendes….the list goes on.
My top three albums ever are

Stone Roses - Stone Roses
The Beatles - Revolver
Marvin Gaye - What’s Goin' On?

Who's your favourite news reporter and why?
John Craven on Newsround – my first introduction to news as a kid.

I spend my time off:
Socialising, fencing, at a gig, reading, watching football or a good film.

If wasn't a news reporter I'd be... 
A moviemaker.

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