Q & A

Questions and Answers Index

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… Read more

Name? Tim Muffett Age? 33 Where are you from? Brought up in Enfield, now live in East Dulwich, South East London. How did you get started in broadcasting? Pretty much knew what I wanted to do from about 16, namely… Read more

Name? Carrie Gracie Age? 44 Where are you from? Born in Bahrain, father Scots, mother English, grew up mostly in Aberdeenshire. How did you get started in broadcasting? World Service production trainee When was that? 1987 Why News broadcasting? Best… Read more

Name? Ranvir Singh Age? 28 Where are you from? Preston How did you get started in broadcasting? Began by presenting an evening Asian news programme from BBC Radio Lancashire while doing my postgraduate broadcast journalism diploma – and weekend bulletins… Read more

Name? Catherine Jacob Age? 29 Where are you from? Tyne and Wear How did you get started in broadcasting? After graduating, I became a radio traffic and travel presenter while working in the newsroom during the day as a freelance… Read more

Name? EVAN DAVIS Age? 43 Where are you from? BROUGHT UP IN ASHTEAD, SURREY. BORN IN MALVERN WORCESTERSHIRE How did you get started in broadcasting? I WORKED FOR AN ECONOMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE AND A BBC PRODUCER CALLED, ASKING IF I… Read more

Name? ANDREW NORTH Age? 37 Where are you from? UK How did you get started in broadcasting? RESEARCHER ON A BBC RADIO 4 PROGRAMME, THEN STARTED FREELANCING FOR BBC WORLD SERVICE When was that? 1995/96 Why News broadcasting? CURIOUS AND… Read more

Name? Bernard Smith Age? 33 Where are you from? Manchester How did you get started in Broadcasting? I did a postgraduate diploma in Radio and TV Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire. From there I pestered a lot, did… Read more

Name? Jonathan Samuels Age? 31 Where are you from? Chester How did you get started in Broadcasting? In radio as a student and then with BBC Radio Cornwall When was that? 1995 Why News broadcasting? Because of the variety –… Read more

Name? Steve Scott Age? 40 ish Where are you from? b Stroud, Glos How did you get started in broadcasting? Working for nothing in the newsroom at Radio West in Bristol. When was that? 1984 Why News broadcasting? While it’s… Read more

Name? Sharon Barbour Age? Nearly 40 (but don’t tell anyone that!) Where are you from? New Zealand – although my grandparents are English and I’ve been here for 15 years. How did you get started in broadcasting? Started in Newspapers,… Read more

Name? Katya Adler Age? 33 Where are you from? London How did you get started in broadcasting? As a reporter for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation. Ended up working in the Balkans, across Central Europe and some of the Middle East… Read more