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Name? Lawrence McGinty Age? 58 Where are you from? Manchester How did you get started in broadcasting? When C4News started in 82 they were looking for journos who knew a bit about science and technology and ITN didn’t have any…. Read more

Name? Jonathan Andrew Beale Age? Just hit my forties ! yikes Where are you from? Wales originally – but brought up in Kent. How did you get started in broadcasting? I joined a BBC trainee reporter scheme after working for… Read more

Name? Ian Woods Age? 39 Where are you from? Belfast How did you get started in Broadcasting? University Radio Warwick, which was a great opportunity to interview leading politicians/actors/musicians. It led to a part time job with Coventry’s Independent Local… Read more

Name? David Robertson Age? With three children under 5 — too old. Where are you from? Scotland How did you get started in broadcasting? Through a CSV project — work experience in a local radio station. Got bitten by the… Read more

Name? Helen Fospero Age? 38 Where are you from? Lincolnshire How did you get started in broadcasting? I worked as a tea girl at my father’s newspaper when I was 14 (in school holidays and at weekends). I started work… Read more

Name? Sue Charles Age? 31 Where are you from? Llandrindod Wells, Powys How did you get started in broadcasting? The local radio station (Radio Wyvern) was doing a youth programme called Street Cred. I took part with a few friends…. Read more

Name? John Simpson Age? 61 Where are you from? Suffolk, via London. How did you get started in broadcasting? As a half-pay junior sub-editor in the Radio Newsroom, aged 22. When was that? 1 September 1966. Everything was completely different… Read more

Name? Jon Kay Age? 36 Where are you from? I was born in Hull, but spent most of my childhood in Cheshire. How did you get started in broadcasting? I always wanted to be a newspaper journalist, but at Exeter… Read more

Name? David Garrido Age? 26 Where are you from? My family are Colombian, but I was born in the UK. How did you get started in broadcasting? I did a lot of student radio at university, then spent a while… Read more

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… Read more

Name? Lorna Dunkley Age? 34 Where are you from? Bodmin, Cornwall How did you get started in broadcasting? Did Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism in Falmouth…then got researchers job at ITV Westcountry in Plymouth. When was that? 1993 Why… Read more

Name? Laura Trevelyan Age? 38 ( 21/8/68) Where are you from? London. How did you get started in broadcasting? Got started in broadcasting as a researcher Channel 4’s A Week In Politics programme, briefing the late Vincent Hanna on interviews,… Read more