I spent five years at BBC Radio 4’s flagship daily news programmes The World at One and PM and the weekend shows Broadcasting House and The World This Weekend (2001-7). Major news stories included the Iraq war, Hutton Enquiry and 7/7 bombings. I was fortunate enough to produce programmes from Paris, Brussels, Germany and Japan. I was the first PM blog editor (aka ‘Blog Mistress’) and co-developed the iPM programme.
In 2009 we moved to the Peak District and I started working for the award-winning independent, All Out Productions where I produced documentaries for BBC Radio 1, BBC Scotland, the World Service and the investigative 5 live report.
I’ve also produced and presented the news on our local radio station, High Peak Radio, including one of my radio career highlights as overnight political pundit for the General Election.
I write regularly for Totally Active magazine including features on triathlete Lucy Gossage, climber Tamara Lunger and ultra-runner Anna Frost.
I also often write for Derbyshire Life magazine. Features include my Born and Bred series on people who’ve lived all their lives in the villages of the Peak District; a seven part series on Derbyshire Village Games; overcoming my fear of heights and most recently ‘When Life Gives You Apples’ about physics teacher turned apple juicer, Simon Layfield.
I also write for Out and About, Dog Friendly magazine, though our Finnish Lapphunds Otso and Moses are the real stars of the show.
Other publications I’ve written for include Guardian online, Sheffield Star and Telegraph, Buxton Advertiser, Derbyshire Times, Ultrafit magazine and Trek and Mountain.