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Andy Dangerfield

Reporter at BBC News

Location
London, United Kingdom
Industry
Broadcast Media
Current
  1. BBC News
Previous
  1. BBC News,
  2. Press Gazette,
  3. Camden New Journal
Education
  1. University of Westminster
Websites
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BBC News

BBC News

BBC News website reporter

– Present

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Background

Summary

Creative and dependable BBC journalist with eight years experience news reporting, feature writing and broadcasting.

Achievements:

• Trusted to write sharp, accurate copy for the most high-profile BBC breaking news stories
• Originate and develop innovative and exciting multimedia journalism features
• Collaborate with TV on my original high-impact investigations
• Specialist in arts and culture reporting
• Report on high profile court cases, including writing verdict and backgrounder stories
• Reporter on BBC News live pages, including for Oscars, London Marathon and Tube strikes
• My original stories lead TV bulletins and feature on Radio 4, 5live, Newsbeat and BBC World
• Shoot and edit film for multimedia features
• Invited on workshop for best BBC features writers. My feature idea was voted the most popular
• Won 2014 BBC News award for best Also in the News story
• Lectured City University students about building a successful career in journalism.

Experience

BBC News website reporter

BBC News
– Present (5 years)London

• Write sharp, accurate articles and breaking news in calm efficient manner
• Originate and develop innovative and exciting original journalism stories
• Produce original and tri-media content that regularly leads TV and radio bulletins
• Report high-profile cases from the main London courts
• Write on the day features on wide range of subjects, in varying styles, to tight deadlines
• Report from the scene of events from the Notting Hill Carnival to the London Marathon
• Expert in researching and promoting stories using Twitter, Facebook and other social media
• Manage BBC News website London index, writing headlines, summaries and captions
• Source and edit images, graphics, audio slideshows and video content for online use
• Regular live page reporting for London's BBC Local Live service
• Originate, conduct interviews for and produced audio photo slideshows
• Original stories featured on Radio 4, 5live, Newsbeat and BBC World TV and the World Service.

BBC News website reporter, Arts and Entertainment desk (freelance shifts)

BBC News
– Present (6 years 9 months)London

• Write breaking news, major news stories and develop new angles on existing stories
• Pitch, research and write original journalism features
• Wrote BBC Oscars 2014 live page, delivering live news updates on ceremony throughout night.

Video Journalist

BBC News
(2 years 6 months)BBC News

• Shooting, editing and producing video content and original features
• Shot and edited video that appeared on TV news from the BBC News Channel to Breakfast.

TV Producer

BBC News
(less than a year)BBC World TV News

• Attachment producing BBC World TV rolling news
• Produced programmes, wrote scripts, edited video and reported on TV packages.

BBC News website reporter

BBC News
(1 year)London

Freelance reporter across various desks of BBC News website – including the UK, world and business desks.
• Wrote breaking news, major news stories and developed new angles on existing stories
• Pitched, researched and wrote original journalism features


Newsnight and Panorama web producer
• Wrote articles to provide additional background content to tie in with the TV programmes
• Made editorial decisions, managing index pages, writing headlines, summaries and captions
• Wrote podcast scripts and produced weekly podcasts; produced daily video podcasts
• Produced daily summary and Newsnight Review web pages and blog.

Reporter and sub-editor

Press Gazette
(5 months)London, United Kingdom

• Wrote articles to provide background content for TV programmes
• Wrote podcast scripts and produced weekly podcasts; produced daily video podcasts

Reporter

Camden New Journal
(2 months)London

• Wrote articles and features
• Re-wrote magazine copy and wrote headlines and summaries so suitable for web audience
• Sourced, prepared and uploaded images and stories onto content management system.

Languages

  1. French

    Elementary proficiency

Skills

  • Breaking News
  • News Writing
  • Feature Writing
  • Video Journalism
  • Online Journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Current Affairs
  • Broadcast
  • Journalism
  • Broadcast Television
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • ENPS
  • Television Producing
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Storytelling
  • Radio
  • Feature Articles
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Education

University of Westminster

Post Graduate Diploma, Print and online journalism, Distinction

In addition, I studied for and gained my NCTJ qualifications

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