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Reporter Profiles

Kevin Silverton

Kevin Silverton

Deputy editor

Where are you from?
I was born in Surrey and now live in Woking.

What were you doing before Radio 1?
I was news editor at BBC Radio Nottingham.

Best part of the job?
Being part of a highly motivated, creative team.

Worst on air moment?
I once said “lesbianese” instead of “Lebanese”.

Three words that describe you:
Level-headed, flawed, keen.

Advice to anyone who wants to get started in journalism:
Go and visit lots of radio stations and be enthusiastic.

Where would you like to be in 10 years' time?
Watching Crystal Palace win the Champions League Final at the Bernabeu Stadium with Wayne Rooney scoring the winner.

Who would you most like to interview?
Buzz Aldrin – just what was it like being the second man on the moon?

If you could be famous, what would you be famous for?
Playing football.

Who's your favourite news reporter and why?
Nicholas Witchell – ginger news people should stand together. 

I spend my time off...
Looking after my two sons Jake and Jude.

My top three albums ever are:
Pixies - Doolittle
Neil Young - Harvest Moon
Furniture - The Wrong People

If wasn't a news reporter I'd be... 
An astronaut.

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