I’m a freelance features writer and reporter. I love interviewing people and hearing their stories. I’m interested in culture, religion and lifestyle and I’ve recently been writing for Psychologies magazine, Grazia, Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine and the Jewish Chronicle. I’ve written arts and lifestyle articles for The Guardian, and been published in The Times, and the i Paper. I also freelance as a producer at ITV Good Morning Britain, organising debates around divisive and topical subjects.
I was an assistant commissioning editor on the Daily Mail features desk. Commissioning highlights include a piece on the crisis of plastic in our oceans from a Blue Planet II producer. I also wrote features, finding former child actors to re-enact their old ads and looking at how the royals have ‘recycled their rocks’ down the generations.
Before that, I was a reporter for my local paper, the Hampstead and Highgate Express (Ham&High), covering health, politics, breaking news, crime and human interest stories. I wrote the front page almost every week and my stories were picked up by the nationals, including my interview with Baby P boss Sharon Shoesmith. I was chosen for sensitive interviews, including one with the family of 15-year-old Quamari Barnes, who was tragically stabbed outside his school.
I commissioned blogs for the Roundhouse and tutored on their media course. I have an MA in Investigative Journalism from City University and an English Literature degree from Bristol University. I have a graduate diploma in law. I worked for charities including the Peres Centre for Peace in Tel Aviv-Jaffa.