I’m a British journalist who recently returned to the UK after six years in Doha, Qatar. There, I was Assistant Editor at innovative news website Doha News, as well as a freelance writer and reporter for publications and broadcasting companies around the world. I am now Editor-at-Large for Doha News, contributing stories on a regular basis, particularly those with a UK angle or those in which I have a special interest.
Before moving to Qatar in 2009 I was a broadcast journalist in London for 9 years. My career began at Reuters, where I was a radio newsreader. Next, I moved to the BBC News website, as a producer for its fledgling audio and video section. Here, I won the BBC News website’s original journalism prize. Three years later, I moved into TV at the BBC News Channel and the BBC One o’Clock national news for several years, before moving on to my final post at the BBC – as Transport Producer, working with Transport Correspondent Tom Symonds, researching and producing specialist news pieces for the whole BBC network.
During my time in Qatar I freelanced for a wide range of outlets, including Al Jazeera, the BBC and CNN, and radio stations BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio 4, QF Radio and Monocle 24 ; British newspapers The Telegraph and The Independent; magazines Good Housekeeping Middle East, Scientific American, Time Out Doha, Oryx In-Flight Premium (the Qatar Airways in-flight magazine), New York Times Style Qatar, Bespoke (for the St Regis Hotel group), women’s magazine Abode, events magazine Qatar Happening, business magazine The EDGE, Preferred Lifestyles (for the Preferred Hotels group), Alef magazine and FACT Qatar.
I also act as a proofreader and copy editor.
I can write about pretty much anything, but my areas of specialist knowledge are travel, transport (particularly aviation) food, health, education and kids.
I have a PG Dip in Broadcast Journalism from City University, London and a degree in English Language and Literature from King’s College, London.