Biography 

RADIO

I've worked in radio for more than 20 years, despite only being 32 *cough*. I trained as a journalist and cut my presenting teeth on BBC Radio Derby. Moving to BBC Radio Nottingham in 2003, I later won a Sony Radio Academy Gold for my daily morning show, and was crowned best Speech Broadcaster. I went on to present dozens of breakfast shows on BBC 5 Live, covering the Paralympics and also sitting in for the political broadcaster Stephen Nolan. I have presented many faith based shows on Radio 2 like Good Morning Sunday, Easter Glory and The Sunday Hour.  

I am a regular Daily Service on Radio 4.

I present the Sunday Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Nottingham, 6-10am

TELEVISION

After presenting BBC East Midlands Today bulletins in the noughties, I returned to TV when I helped launch a brand new station - Notts TV. I produced and presented hundreds of hours of live TV news and chat shows, and remain the host of the Notts TV Debate. I am also a news film maker, and has made several features for BBC One's Inside Out

 

 

EVENTS

I'm a confident and sparky host of live events. I bring humour to awards ceremonies, prize givings and fund raisers and I'm comfortable in front of big audiences. I loved being on stage the Splendour Festival, interviewing boxer Carl Froch in front of a crowd of 20,000. 

COACHING

I work as a BBC mentor to other radio presenters, and can also offer coaching in presentation and communication. I have worked for clients such as BBC Radio, Nottingham Trent University and The Actors Workshop.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

I have a husband and daughter and recently took up windsurfing. 

I plays seven musical instruments, with piano, drums and bass guitar seeing the most action. 

I sing too.

I ride motorbikes, although since becoming a parent my wings have been clipped a little! I made the news headlines in 2009 with a major crash in Nottingham. A driver made an illegal turn causing an accident. I suffered a broken nose, cheekbone, eye socket and her nose was partially severed. After surgery I have made a full recovery.

I can snowboard and have done a fair amount of sea fishing. Mostly from the shores of North Cornwall where I love to spend as much spare time as I can.