With a wealth of skills across broadcast and online and strong ties with the industry, Sophie now supports Journalism, Sports Journalism and Journalism & Creative Writing at UCA in Farnham making sure all the radio and TV studios are behaving themselves and supporting students with the technology.
Sophie worked at Radio 1’s Newsbeat programme as a studio manager, radio producer, web producer and more recently a video journalist and picture editor. Throughout the 14 years she was there she got to cover a wide variety of events – politics, showbiz bashes like the Brit Awards, live debates, festivals and technology shows. As a result, her social media is full of pictures of her with people like Pharell Williams, David Cameron, Seth Rogan, Olly Murs, Jack Black andmany many more.
She took a break from Newsbeat for a bit to work on the local news programme in Oxford as a cameraperson and gallery operator as well as being instrumental in setting up the hugely popular School Report scheme.
Before this she worked as a radio presenter on The Pulse in Bradford and Manchester’s Key 103. She went on to run the website for Metro Radio in Newcastle.