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I'm a reporter, videographer and editor who has worked extensively in the UK, Europe and Middle East. Trained as a traditional print journalist with qualifications in media law, I have produced websites, video projects and online interactives for major media organisations.
As a senior sub-editor on one of the world’s best read newspapers since 2011, I have helped cover major events including Covid-19, three UK elections, the EU referendum, the Brexit negotiations, the rise and fall of Islamic State, terror attacks in Westminster and Manchester and happier events such as the 2012 Olympics. Metro is aimed at commuters which means being able to distill complex topics into a clear and concise read. I have also contributed articles to Metro.co.uk.
I was one of the original staff members who worked on the launch of The National, an English-language broadsheet based in the Middle East. I had a dual role as a multimedia reporter and online night editor responsible for updating the website with breaking news. I produced online interactives and also wrote for the news, business, opinion, sport, arts and motoring pages.
After completing a BBC-accredited training programme, I developed a passion for video journalism and motion graphics. I have produced viral videos on topics such as the launch of the world’s cheapest car and a hospital for falcons. I have also worked on campaign videos for the National Health Action Party, luxury travel videos for Elite Living Africa and personal projects such as Tony the Big Issue seller who calmed commuters with classical music.
A series of articles for the Newcastle Evening Chronicle following the families of six soldiers in the Royal Military Police – known as Red Caps – who were killed on patrol in Iraq. The families felt the men had been left to fend for themselves without correct equipment and there was an unwillingness to prosecute those responsible.