I've always loved broadcasting, so I feel extremely lucky to have worked in the industry in the north west for more than two decades.
Based in Liverpool, I am the Merseyside Correspondent for ITV News Granada Reports.
I was judged the Best Regional News Journalist by the Royal Television Society for my continuing work on the Hillsborough disaster.
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've worked on all types of news stories, from the highs of the Capital of Culture and the various developments in Liverpool, to the lows of the 2011 riots, the trial of football fan Michael Shields in Bulgaria and the beheading of Ken Bigley by his Iraqi kidnappers.
I learned how to film and edit in my previous job as a video journalist at cable TV station Channel One Liverpool and I now puts those skills to good use for ITV.
If you're lucky/unlucky, you may occasionally get to see me presenting Granada Reports from our studios in MediaCity UK, Salford. I have actually been presenting TV programmes since the 1990s, when I hosted a weekly movie show, current affairs and, yes, read the evening news!
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 still volunteer for the charity where I learned my trade. I joined the hospital station Radio Clatterbridge when I was just 15.