I’m an award-winning journalist with a decade of experience across national, local and student media.
I am currently the deputy news editor for Metro.co.uk, and was previously a content editor specialising in social media for two local news websites at Reach – MyLondon and Kent Live.
I have also had bylines in a number of other national publications, including The Guardian, The Mirror, The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent, HuffPost UK and The Daily Star.
Wherever my career takes me, reporting is – and always will be – at the heart of everything I do. I still carry out interviews and aim to do justice to every story I tell.
I not only write my own work but have edited other reporters’ stories for several years now. I also often speak about my experience in the media industry.
Throughout my time in journalism I have supported young and growing writers, and I hope to improve the industry and make the newsroom as diverse as possible.
I knew I wanted to be a journalist from the age of 17, when I had an article published on page 3 of my local newspaper.
I gained an excellent degree in English Literature from the University of Warwick while dedicating my spare time to my student newspaper.
I then completed my NCTJ Diploma with the Press Association in London and received the gold standard, and later passed my NQJ qualification to become a senior reporter. I still regularly use shorthand.