After gaining 9 O Levels & 3 A Levels I completed a one year business and secretarial course at the City of London Polytechnic and then started my career in television.
- Thames Television 1979-1992
1979 joined Thames Television as a trainee secretary.
1980 - 1982 secretary to European Sales Executive in Thames International.
1982 - 1983 Programme Organiser on ‘For What It’s Worth’ a local consumer programme. Responsible for crew allocation and scheduling, arranging travel, accommodation & hospitality. Booking editing & associated facilities. Providing total programme support on recording days.
1983 – 1984 Trainee Production Assistant
1984 – 1992 I worked as a production assistant on a wide range of programmes including the Telethon, Midweek Sport Special, Thames News, the Football and Rugby World Cups, the World Figure Skating Championships, the City programme, Afternoon Plus & various Election Specials. I left Thames TV when they lost their franchise.
- LNN 1992-1994
Initially working as a Production Assistant on local news, then working as a news director – directing and vision mixing various news bulletins & weekend sports programmes including London Tonight.
- Freelance News Director 1994-2000
· director Sky News
· director Sky Sports News
· director/vision mixer Financial Times Television
· director/vision mixer Channel One Television