Danny Carpenter: Questions & Answers

HomeQuestions and AnswersDanny Carpenter

Name?
Danny Carpenter

Age?
44

Where are you from?
Nowhere really but I’ve lived most of my adult life in Yorkshire so that’s home!

How did you get started in broadcasting?
Started on a local paper in Hampshire 23 years ago and went downhill from there.

Why News broadcasting?
I know it sounds trite but I do news because I believe it’s important. Informed people make informed choices and that’s critical to democracy.

Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
I was on BBC local Radio before Look North and I’ve done a few stints for News 24.

What is your Best on-air moment?
Meeting Socrates (the footballer not the philosopher) was a high point.

What is your Worst on-air moment?
Mistakenly reading out in a radio bulletin A bum has exploded in North London. It should of course have been bomb.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
You’ll find me fishing, up a big hill or on my allotment.

A big thanks to Danny for taking part.

Posted on Thursday 21 May 2009
david-robertson-Image-005

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

daniel-pallett-Image-001

Name? Daniel Pallett Age? 35 Where are you from? Birmingham How did you get started in broadcasting? I began journalism after a chance conversation in a restaurant in Peru! I worked on newspapers for four and a half years before… Read more

derek-brockway-Image-003

Name? Derek Brockway Age? 38 Where are you from? Barry, South Wales How did you get started in broadcasting? I was working as a forecaster for the Met Office in Birmingham in the summer of 1995 and had to do… Read more