“I’m doing a job I love.” A statement that I’ve not always been able to say but now I can. I’m proud of where I came from and how I got here.
The National Broadcasting School gave me the opportunity to hone my skills and forge the contacts that are so vital in broadcast journalism.
Within 2 weeks of graduation I’d secured a job with UTV, now The Wireless Group, that has seen me push my boundaries further. Whether I’m reporting live from scene, reading the news or attending press conferences the lessons learnt from the NBS course come in useful every hour of every day.
Just six months into the job I was nominated for Journalist of the year at the UTV awards and my second year in the job has seen me realise even more dreams. My ambition was always to work in sports journalism – a very competitive area with many people clamouring for a small number of jobs. Thanks to NBS setting me on the path I’ve now had audio regularly used on our sister station Talksport and I’m getting to present our own Sports show on Wish FM. All of that wouldn’t have been possible without the great team at the NBS.
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