Latest news from Bauer Journalism Programme graduate Natalie Bell

Latest news from Bauer Journalism Programme graduate Natalie Bell

It was back in 2007, shortly after starting Hull University to study media, that I knew I wanted to become a broadcast journalist.

I’d just started a 2-week work placement on the news desk at local station, Viking FM, and loved it that much – I helped out on all of my days off for four years.

I’d gained so many skills but knew I needed to fully qualify in the field which is what led me to studying for a BJTC at the National Broadcasting School (now the Bauer Academy) in Brighton.

This course was so appealing as it was short but intense and was based in a live newsroom. I found the training invaluable; from the reporting, news reading, voice coaching and not forgetting the vital legal training.

Soon after qualifying, I landed internships at BBC London, ITV Calendar and then started working for the Lincs FM Group across Yorkshire. Two years down the line I then moved to Viking FM (back where it all started) as their Multi-media News & Sports Reporter. I get to report on so many different stories; including through the night coverage of the general election as well as 10 trips to Wembley covering our local football and rugby teams. No two days are the same and I feel incredibly lucky to be doing my dream job!

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