PL PRESENTS' JOURNEY
In 2015, after enjoying a 5 day TV presenting course at TV Training Academy’s iconic Pinewood Studios (London), I set up my own ‘PL presents’ YouTube channel so that I could upload my show reel from this course.
Whilst in a full time 9-5 office job at the time, my enthusiasm to expand my portfolio grew. So I researched different subjects and talking points that I could do presentations and interviews on (initially as a hobby in my spare time). These included, sport, local interest and business promotional.
Realising this wasn’t just a spare time hobby but a career change I really wanted to make, I made the bold move in 2017 to return to full time education as a mature student to study BA Hons Media Production at the renowned Birmingham City University (BCU).
When studying at BCU, I embraced every opportunity to gain as much media experience as possible securing different placements in the process. These include the 2019 Sky UK scholarship (Content Services dept) where I won their ‘Best performer’ award.
At Birmingham TV, I volunteered as a Sports Reporter in the 2018-19 football season on ‘West Midlands Live’ and at Big City Radio, Birmingham in 2019 as a Researcher and co-host. At university, I have worked as a presenter on both BCU’s Scratch TV & Scratch Radio stations from 2017-19.
Since graduating in 2020 with a 1st class honours in BA Hons Media Production, I have gained further TV and Radio experience. This includes Sky UK (Content Services dept), BBC Spotlight (News Story Producer – freelancer), ITV (News Broadcast team), Switch Radio as a Sub Editor & Reporter covering Sutton Coldfield Town FC and a Radio Presenter on their music shows. I have also worked as a Shadow Reporter on BBC Radio WM, Bauer Media (Free Radio) and Global Radio.
My other experience in 2023 includes being a Runner for Team ITG in the Midlands at a commercial video/photo shoot at their studios. I have also written a blog or fans website ‘Pompey News Now’ after attending a Portsmouth FC Women’s match.
I have a real burning desire to build on both my media degree and my TV and Radio experience with any exciting new opportunities.