I left the BBC at the end of 2020 after 34 fantastic years.
In that time I've just about done it all in regional broadcasting and built a reputation as a trusted, independent investigative journalist and became the face of serious regional current affairs in the North East & Cumbria.
It was my privilege to present BBC One's Inside Out programme for all 37 series since its inception in 2002.
I have the honour of being named "Best Presenter" 5 times by the Royal Television Society (North East & the Border). The show also won a coveted National RTS award for Best Factual programme and achieved the highest audience appreciation score of any English regional current affairs programme.
Being a stalwart of regional broadcasting led to me being asked to work as reporter/presenter on Network progammes including the One Show and Watchdog.
As well as appearing in front of camera I also love working behind it as a producer/director. My network & regional documentaries have been shown on BBC One, Two & Four.
Prior to Inside Out, I co-presented Look North after rising through the ranks of Radio Newcastle and the TV newsroom as an on-screen reporter.
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My career took me far and wide and I was fortunate enough to file reports from the USA, Eastern Europe (before the Iron Curtain fell), Africa, The Middle East, Far East, Asia and Australia.
My broadcasting began in commerical radio when I was supposed to be studying German at university. I got the degree but more importantly I found a way into a fantastic career in the media.
Born in Newcastle, I have a passion for the North East, its people, its history and culture. I wouldn't live anywhere else.