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Name? Sarah Lockett. Age? 38. Where are you from? Surrey. How did you get started in Broadcasting? 0898 telephone services (horoscopes etc) then local radio. When was that? 1987 (0898 services) then 1988 Capital Radio, London. Why news/weather broadcasting? I… Read more

Name? Phil Lavelle Age? 27 Where are you from? Liverpool originally – now in London How did you get started in Broadcasting? I started doing regular work experience at Granada Television when I was 14 which eventually led to a… Read more

Name? Andy Bonner Age? 33 Where are you from? Merseyside How did you get started in broadcasting? Hospital Radio. When was that? 1991 Why News Broadcasting? More exciting, often more creative and better job prospects Where else would have viewers… Read more

Name? Siobhan Courtney (Interactive Reporter, BBC News/BBC Your World News presenter) Age? 26 Where are you from? Dunstable, Bedfordshire. How did you get started in Broadcasting? Trying and probably failing to make myself as helpful as possible during school holidays… Read more

Name? Louise Minchin Age? Thirty something. Where are you from? UK How did you get started in broadcasting? In the BBC’s Latin American World Service, because I speak Spanish. When was that? 1993 Why News broadcasting? Because I am a… Read more

Name? Tim Willcox Age? 42 Where are you from? Somerset originally, then London. Now village north of Oxford with wife and three children. How did you get started in broadcasting? Via Fleet Street. When was that? 1993. Why News broadcasting?… Read more

Name? Martine Croxall Age? 36 Where are you from? Leicestershire originally How did you get started in broadcasting? Work experience at BBC Radio Leicester When was that? 1992 Why News broadcasting? When I joined the BBC, the emphasis was on… Read more

Name? Deborah MacKenzie Where are you from? Originally from the Midlands. How did you get started in broadcasting? Accepted onto Graduate Studio Manager training course. (Radio) Why News broadcasting? Always interested in news – grew to appreciate inteational news as… Read more

Name? Julian Worricker Age? 43 Where are you from? I was bo in Woking, Surrey. How did you get started in broadcasting? I did a post-graduate diploma in radio joualism after I finished my degree, and then became a reporter… Read more

Name? Stephen Robert Dixon. Age? 29. Where are you from? Newton in Furness, Cumbria. How did you get started in Broadcasting? Hospital radio as a teenager then degree in broadcast journalism. When was that? Degree started in 1992. Where else… Read more

Name? Sian Williams Age? 41 Where are you from? Born in London, of Welsh parentage and grew up in Eastbourne How did you get started in broadcasting? I applied for the BBC’s local radio training scheme in 1985. I’d initially… Read more

Name? Joanne Wheeler Where are you from? Cheshire How did you get started in Broadcasting? I came from a broadcasting family; both my father and uncle did a huge amount of radio and television work. I attended drama school briefly,… Read more