I have always loved broadcasting. I feel extremely lucky to have worked for more than a quarter of a century in this ever-changing industry.
Based in Liverpool, I am the Merseyside Correspondent for ITV News Granada Reports.
I research, write, present, edit and often film the reports you see on your screens every evening.
I am probably best-known for my award-winning work on the new Hillsborough Inquests. No other journalist covered as many days at the hearing, the longest case heard by a jury in British legal history.
However, I have worked on all types of news stories. From as early as January 2020, I was reporting on what was to become the coronavirus pandemic, later seeing Covid hospital wards first-hand and following the extraordinary effects that the virus has had on all of our lives.
I joined Granada Television in 2000, working on Granada Tonight, Sunday Supplement, Lunchtime Live and a documentary about the Manchester Commonwealth Games; Beyond The Baton.
I learned how to shoot and edit as an industry-pioneering video journalist at cable TV station Channel One Liverpool. I now put those skills to good use for ITV.
I have been presenting TV programmes since the 1990s, when I hosted a weekly movie show, current affairs programmes and read the evening news. I still enjoy presenting Granada Reports from our studios in MediaCity UK, Salford.
Trained in broadcast journalism, I began my career in radio. I joined Marcher Sound (now Capital FM Wrexham/Smooth Radio North Wales) and also read the first news bulletin on what is now also Capital FM Liverpool. I enjoyed guest presenting the breakfast show on Radio City Talk.
I can still be heard on the hospital station where I learned my trade. I joined the charity Radio Clatterbridge when I was just 15.