I’m a freelance features writer and reporter, interested in news, profiles, culture & lifestyle.
I was a freelance assistant commissioning editor on the Daily Mail features desk. I pitched ideas daily, and commissioned comment pieces, interviews and consumer spreads, etc!
Highlights include commissioning a piece on the crisis of plastic in our oceans from a Blue Planet II producer. I set up an interview with a crime-fighting milkman following the news that people are returning to environmentally-friendly glass bottles. I did a lot of the research for a piece on Prince Philip’s unofficial stag do, identifying the guests – surprisingly, he invited journalists – and men who later became caught up in the Profumo affair.
I wrote for the paper, finding former child actors to re-enact their old ads, from the ’80s Milky Way kid to a four-year-old Leslie Ash hawking Fairy Liquid. I looked at how the royals have ‘recycled their rocks’, from Queen Victoria’s diamond bracelet, to the fringe tiara which broke on our Queen’s wedding day.
I was a reporter for my local paper, the Hampstead and Highgate Express (Ham&High), covering health, local politics, crime and human interest stories. A lot of 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’ve written arts and lifestyle articles for The Guardian and previously commissioned blogs for the Roundhouse. 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 and previously worked for charities including the Peres Centre for Peace in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. See my LinkedIn page for my CV.