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 Expert  729111

Expert in Television, Media, Print Journalism, Newspapers

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Expert is a media specialist who has worked across the industry, from covering Old Bailey trials to writing for tabloid newspapers to producing high profile live events for the BBC. Programmes she has worked on include Children in Need, Watchdog, Trooping the Colour, the Papal Visit to the UK and Remembrance Sunday.

She was a print reporter on national newspapers and specialist journals before moving into broadcast journalism and joining the BBC. As a television producer she worked on news and current affairs, documentaries and investigative programmes, then specialised in live events.

This broad range of knowledge, skills and experience provides Expert with a powerful insight into how the media operates and the best way for companies and organisations to deal with journalists and raise their profile. She now runs the successful media consultancy and training company, Expert's Firm, which provides expert media support to clients ranging from Nokia to the University of Cambridge. This includes training in media and interview skills, and crisis communications, as well as providing strategic advice on how to handle the media.




crisis public relations




media production


television industry


television studio


video production


broadcast journalism



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1988   NCTJ/Westminster Press Diploma of Journalism   Journalism   Westminster Press Editorial Training School  
1988   MA   History   University of St Andress   2:1 Honours

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to







Expert is a director of Expert's Firm, responsible for providing clients with expert media training and consultancy, plus business development and sales and marketing.

1995 to 2008




Live Events & others




Responsible for producing a wide range of programmes, including news and current affairs, investigations and live events.

1993 to 1995


Freelance Reporter



Freelance Reporter


Television and print reporting for a range of clients, including the Daily Mirror and other newspapers.

1988 to 1993


Evening Echo & others






Newspapers and magazines including Evening Echo Basildon, Pulse and Medical Business. Responsible for generating story ideas, writing news and features, specialist health reporting including maintaining contacts and deciding editorial content of magazine.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has produced a wide range of television programmes, including Trooping the Colour, Saving Planet Earth, Slave Trade Abolition Service at Westminster Abbey, Lord Mayor's Show and Crufts.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • She has worked closely with a client who wanted to frame an effective response to a government review into their industry. This included helping to develop and frame key messages in response to the review, working out the best means to response, including timings, sourcing press conference locations, advising on press conference management and rehearsing both press conference and different types of interview, bringing in specialist a presentation trainer and providing support and advice on the day of the review.
  • She was called in by a client who had a marketing background, and who had recently been appointed to handle media relations for his organisation. Expert devised a bespoke day in which she advised on how to develop and widen his media contacts, worked on potential positive stories about his organisation, did some one-to-one interview skills training, advised him on how to brief and potential colleagues for media interviews, and worked on the organisation's response to some potentially difficult issues.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Report.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Interview Skills Training/Media Training - training clients in how to conduct powerful and persuasive interviews with the media, including practical exercises. Crisis Communications Training - training clients in how to handle the media during a crisis, including practical exercises. Practical Media Workshop - full day workshop teaching clients how to promote themselves to the media with practical support in writing articles and press releases. Press Release Writing - half day workshop in how the media works and how to write press releases. Insight to the Media - workshops of varied durations explaining how the media works and how clients can make the most of it to boost their profile and image.

Other Skills and Services

Television and video production.


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