I’ve been a Journalist for over 10 years now, writing for a number of publications and Newspapers including The Guardian, TimeOut and South London Press.
I began writing for a youth publication called Live Mag, at the age of the 16. Live is a magazine with an entire production team of youth between the ages of 14 and 22, featuring all youth culture content. After writing a number of articles and music reviews for two issues, I was offered the role as Editor – which I accepted. I produced over 15 issues over a 5- year tenure.
Whilst editing Live, I freelanced for other magazines including TimeOut, Dazed & Confused, Touch, Lewisham Council, Sunday Times, and did two months work experience at DJ Mag – which led to a staff-writing job. I did some script writing for the BBC and I was awarded ‘Best Young Person in the Media’, by Young People Now, in 2005. I went onto to edit ATM Magazine in 2006 for nearly 3 years, and soon after was scouted by the BBC to do a pilot for a Radio 1 show. I gained a temporary show on BBC 1xtra for 3 months to gain my first experience of broadcast journalist.
In 2009 I went to play professional Wheelchair Basketball in the Italian league for two years. I have played Wheelchair Basketball for 15 years, for club and was a member of the Great Britain Junior Wheelchair Basketball team for 6 years winning two European Championships.
I also DJ and organised Festivals and club nights all over the world. I flavours are everything from Drum & Bass to Rare Groove, Reggae and early Hip Hop.
In 2011, I covered the Wheelchair Basketball European Championships in Israel and the UK School Games in Sheffield, both for Channel 4. I have completed a work placement at ITV Sport and was a Reporter and Presenter for Channel 4 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
I am currently a Sports Reporter for Channel 4 News.
Work aside, I’m really cool. Love my football, massive Arsenal fan, but my love for food cannot be surpassed. I’m always hungry. I’m hungry when I’m eating – it’s quite disturbing. I could put that I love having a laugh, listening to good music and living life to the fullest and all that, but I hate when people say that, cos they’re all kind of a given innit (even though I’ve just said it).
For work related enquiries, contact Melissa Hales at Knight Ayton Management:
Phone: +44 207-831-4400