It wasn’t BBC allowances that persuaded NBS radio news graduate, Dan Maudsley, to move north.Dan’s a Manc and he and his new wife decided that going home was a ‘no brainer’. Dan’s now a SBJ (Senior Broadcast Journalist) with 5Live and he’s loving life on his old stamping ground. He’s on the 5Live news-desk and you’ll often hear him news presenting. He’s done stuff for Radio 4’s You and Your’s too and some television presentation.
Dan put in hard yards to get his chance at the BBC. After Manchester Grammar School and Oxford uni, he spent an invaluable year as a reporter with a news agency in Manchester and before joining T3 where he became a well-known technology pundit, a role he continues to this day. He was a talented journalist with drive and energy but had not had the opportunity to develop radio skills.
Keen to get a job in broadcasting, Dan joined the radio news course at the National Broadcasting School and won the Jon Snow prize for best student.
The NBS helped him get his break in commercial radio news where he won the Reporter of the Year trophy. Two years later, he joined the BBC and he hasn’t looked back.
“I wouldn’t be here without my time at the National Broadcasting School”, Dan said.
Lesson for NBS students: Dan’s also a brilliant, brilliant networker.