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Reporter Profiles

Sarah Jane Griffiths

Sarah Jane Griffiths

Entertainment reporter

Where are you from?
Brighton area.

What were you doing before Radio 1?
Freelancing at other radio stations.

Best part of the job/ thing I am most proud of?
Never knowing what will happen when you get to work in the morning – and being able to sound super-intelligent when people bring up news stories in the pub. Also getting to meet legends like Ricky Gervais and Take That (I know!).

Worst on air moment?
Most of my first six months! Came up with some "interesting" interpretations of words like Bernabau and Panathanaikos doing sports news. Coughing or laughing in bulletins is never much fun either.

Three words that describe you:
Loyal, sociable, indecisive.

Advice to anyone who wants to get started in journalism:
Just get stuck in. Work experience, volunteering, student radio, whatever. Just do it!

Where would you like to be in 10 years' time?
Happy and living in an amazing house by the sea (my own private beach would be nice – probably a bit unrealistic).

What's on your walls at home?
Photos of mates, pictures of Brighton and lots of gig tickets and souvenirs.

Who would you most like to interview?
Anyone with plenty of stories to tell. Love a good story.

If you could be famous, what would you be famous for?
Being in Heat magazine is my idea of hell so it would have to be for something anonymous like designing, inventing or writing something fabulous.

My top three albums ever are
So hard to even come up with a top ten but 2 Many DJs, Groove Armada’s Another Late Night and The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac are all in there somewhere.

Who's your favourite news reporter and why?
Nick Robinson. As a shallow, showbiz reporter, politics has never been my first choice but he makes it interesting and easy to understand so gets my vote.

I spend my time off:
Catching up with friends for any manner of fun and currently attempting to train for a half marathon – ridiculous idea!

If wasn't a news reporter I'd be...
A successful, fashion designer please.

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