This showreel was shot, presented, scripted, and edited by myself from stories gathered in my role as a video journalist for Sky Tyne and Wear from September 2011 to October 2013.
It features a variety of stories ranging from hard news on a local and national level, including EDL clashes with anti-fascist groups in South Tyneside, the election of South Shields' first female MP and the death of Margaret Thatcher, to the Olympic torch relay, a royal visit to Sunderland, wild weather, cute kids and a variety of animal stories.
Although it is often the big stories that capture attention, some of those I'm most proud of are those that feature real people from the local community such as the inimitable long distance charity runner Tony the Fridge, or groups that come together in times of crisis or simply those trying to make people smile in challenging times.
No matter what the topic, I've covered them all and loved every moment!
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