Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers Index

Name Geoff Meade DoB 8/3/1951 Where are you from ? Lincoln How did you get started in Broadcasting ? B B C local radio short term contract. When was that? 1974 Why News broadcasting? News was all I knew, having spent five years on local…

Name? Tim Ewart Age? 57 Where are you from? originally from East Anglia How did you get started in broadcasting? Started in newspapers 1967, then went via local radio to regional television with BBC North in Leeds in 1977. Joined Thames TV in 1980 and…

Name? Roger Johnson Age? 36 Where are you from? Born in Stoke-on-Trent How did you get started in broadcasting? Local Radio When was that? 1998 Why News broadcasting? Lots of variety. Plenty of deadlines. No day is ever exactly the same. Where else would have…

Name? Kaddy Lee-Preston (born Kathryn but ‘Kaddy’ was a nickname from whilst I was growing up in Saudi Arabia) Age? 28 Where are you from? Born in Yorkshire, lived there 6 weeks and have moved regularly my whole life. No roots! (apart from when i’ve…

Name? Clive Myrie Age? 41 Where are you from? Bolton, Lancashire. How did you get started in broadcasting? I was a news trainee after university in 1987. Why News broadcasting? It’s exciting..well some of the time anyway. Where else would have viewers seen or heard…

Name? Bill Turnbull Age? 50 Where are you from? Born in Surrrey, live in Bucks. Any number of places in between. How did you get started in broadcasting? Radio Clyde, Glasgow. I wrote asking for a job after the postgrad diploma course in Journalism Studies…

Name? Juliet Errington Age? 29 Where are you from? London How did you get started in Broadcasting? A work experience stint at TVam – MTV is in their building now. After a week, I was hooked. When was that? I remember the hostage John McCarthy…

Name? Priya Kaur-Jones Age? 26 Where are you from? I’m a Northern Lass, born in Walton a village not far from Leeds/Wakefield. How did you get started in broadcasting? I did a degree in Genetics, then decided that looking down a microscope was not for…

Name? Liam Dutton Age? 25 Where are you from? Cardiff born and bred, but lived in London for the past 3 years. How did you get started in broadcasting? After doing a degree in Geography, I applied for a job as a Broadcast Assistant, working…

Name? Fergus Walsh Age? 44 Where are you from? Brought up in Buckinghamshire of Irish parents who emigrated in the 50s How did you get started in broadcasting? At BBC Radio WM (Birmingham) When was that? 1984 Why News broadcasting? What attracted me then was…

Name? Angela Corpe Age? NOT TELLING! Where are you from? Kent How did you get started in Broadcasting? I did a degree in Journalism & my NCTJs, then joined Sky Sports News as a runner making the tea and coffee and photocopying the scripts! When…

Name? OWEN THOMAS Age? 37. Where are you from? NOTTINGHAM How did you get started in broadcasting? GETTING PAID £5 / REPORT FOR RADIO NOTTINGHAM, WORKING FOR £18 / REPORT TWO MONTHS LATER AT RADIO WM WHILE OFFICIALLY BEING A STUDENT. THE REAL DOOR-OPENER WAS…