'SNAP ELECTION ALERT' is how I first heard the rumours that Theresa May was about to call for a snap general election. 'Twitter is going crazy', I was informed. With the news playing quietly in the background at work, I nearly missed the surprise speech altogether,...

When I was growing up, I was under the impression that media professionals were honourable souls who considered it the height of professionalism to be nothing more than the conduit for the day’s news. Newsreaders, as we called them (not anchors or ‘newscasters’), were reassuringly...

As I glanced up at Sky News and saw reports of a gunshot being heard in Westminster, I had my doubts. Working in a newsroom, you quickly learn that not every story is accurate. Conflicting reports on Twitter (which is notorious for spreading falsehoods) solidified my...

I've never presented an award at an awards ceremony, and only once have I gone on stage to collect one, and then only as one of those people who stands in the background and says nothing. But the nightmare is still the same, that the...