I’ve been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting in local newspapers in Britain, before moving to join BBC radio, and then television. I’ve reported for the BBC News Channel and Radio Five Live, as well as recording pieces for Radio Four and the World Service. Currently you can hear my reports on BBC Radio 4′s “You and Yours” programme.


I’ve worked as a journalist around the world, including reporting for the United Nations English Language service, based at UN HQ in New York, but I have particular expertise in reporting on Northern Ireland. I spent more than 15 years as a journalist in Belfast, mainly working for the BBC, but with some work for the Mirror.


I was the assistant producer and reporter for the political programme Hearts and Minds. In 2009 I was named ‘Journalist of the Year’ by the political website Slugger O’Toole.



I have advised visiting broadcasters such as Al Jazeera English, on coverage of Northern Ireland, and work as a commentator for others like UTV.




To watch a selection of my broadcasting work click the link below