I was born in Southend on Sea in Essex in September 1996. I was raised, and went to school in Canvey Island, taking my GCSE’s at the Cornelius Vermuyden School and Arts College.
I know work as a Social Media Manager for The Sun and talkSPORT, specialising in maintaining and updating several social media channels across multiple platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This includes creating headlines, captions and graphics, sharing content, editing news stories and cross promotion. I am also responsible for creating engaging and original material, designed to increase traffic to the site and encourage debate amongst our audience, without the use of clickbait and remaining within legal boundaries at all times.
I achieved an upper second-class honours BA Multimedia Journalism degree at the University of Essex in Colchester, as well as the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.
Over the course of my degree, I spent time with the Digital Online Sport Team for the Daily Mirror, where I had various work featured on their website. I also undertook work placements at the Essex Chronicle weekly newspaper in Chelmsford, ITV Anglia in Norwich, and BBC Essex in Chelmsford.
Also, I was part of a project in which I oversaw the creation & production of an extended features magazine, as well as a supplementary pullout in cohesion with the Colchester Gazette.
I specialise in sport journalism, although I have covered a wide variety of news. I am an avid sports fan, and am particularly passionate about my football teams Southend United, and Tottenham Hotspur, as well as boxing and wrestling. I was the Deputy Sports Editor for the University of Essex student newspaper Rebel, working alongside the editorial team to produce quality work for the paper in my dedicated sports section, and to ensure the publication of the paper runs smoothly. The newspaper was distributed across the Colchester, Southend and Loughton campuses.
I co-hosted a weekly topical football show for the University of Essex radio channel, Rebel Radio during the course of my degree.
Outside of work, I am a fully qualified FA Level 1 coach, and during the summer and Easter breaks, I coach at a local football activity and development programme for 4-16 year old’s in my hometown of Canvey Island.
My other past jobs include being a lifeguard, an occupation I held for over a year alongside my A Levels. I was also a College Enrolment Assistant, and a Residents Assistant in my University halls, where my job was to oversee a group of students and make sure they were comfortable and adjusting to university life smoothly.