I’m a British journalist with more than 17 years’ experience working for online, print, TV and radio outlets around the world.

After six years in Qatar (2009 – 2015)  I’m now based back home in the UK. Until recently, I was Editor-at-Large for innovative news website Doha News, contributing stories on a regular basis, particularly those with a UK angle or those in which I have a special interest.

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 (for whom I was a regular columnist and blogger) and The Independent; magazines Good Housekeeping Middle East, Scientific American,  Time Out DohaOryx In-Flight Premium (the Qatar Airways in-flight magazine), New York Times Style Qatar, women’s magazine Abode, events magazine Qatar Happening, as well as writing and editing the travel section of Qatari business magazine The EDGE.

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.

I can write about pretty much anything, but my areas of specialist knowledge are Qatar, travel, transport (particularly aviation) food, health, education and kids.

I also act as a proofreader and copy writer.

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.

You can email me at toryscott@hotmail.com, or message me on Twitter @toryscott.


7 thoughts on “About”

  1. Fascinating! How nice to *meet* you! I’m so impressed that you manage to do all this GREAT work, with a toddler! We do have a lot in common. I’ll just see if I can find you on Twitter….

  2. Really interesting. My girlfriend moved out to Doha about 2 months ago as she is working now for Qatar Airways. She is going to have to live there for 3 years and so it is interesting reading this blog as well as the links you have on your blogroll. Any advice I could pass onto her?

    1. Hello! The best advice I can give is to get out and explore. Take regular trips out of Doha, go out for nice meals with friends, take classes and make lots of friends. Oh, and go on regular trips away, and return happy. Hope she has a great time!

  3. Hello Mam !
    As part of my today’s blogging 101 assignment, taking the opportunity to let you know how much you inspire me. Before relocating to Doha, I was following your tweets regularly, and only recently did I come across your blog in wordpress. Love your writing 🙂
    I am yet to find a job here, and thus life is being a tad difficult. My specialisation is in English and Journalism. Do you have any advice for me in this regard ?

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