I’m a senior reporter and lifestyle specialist at the Yorkshire Evening Post. I joined the team in 2019 while completing a MA Journalism course at Leeds Trinity University. I have since gone on to complete my senior journalism exams and was named the NCTJ’s Trainee of the Year in 2021.
I grew up down south but moved up to Leeds for university and never left. I’m proud to now call the city my home and to get to work in such an exciting and varied news patch. From catching up with some of the city’s biggest stars, like Tom Zanetti and Mel B, to launching a campaign on tackling knife crime as lockdown restrictions were eased, I love telling the stories that matter in Leeds.
I’m now the YEP’s lifestyle specialist, taking the lead on the city’s new openings and highlighting the amazing independent businesses on our doorsteps. I lead our Little Oliver and Barfly reviews team, as well as working with our events team on our Leeds food and drink awards, the Oliver Awards, which is always the highlight of my year. We have so many fabulous restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes and takeaways in Leeds and it’s an honour to get to shout about them.
Outside of work I’m a keen yogi and would love to complete my yoga teacher training one day - that’s my retirement plan!