Journalist,
editor,
teacher

I am an award-winning news journalist who made the leap from traditional media to become a specialist in digital media, creating one of Britain's best independent local news websites on the way

What I do

News journalism

With 19 years' experience in regional and national media, I am passionate about fast, accurate and respected coverage of news and current affairs.

Award-winning editor

I set up the online newspaper Bristol24/7 which twice won EDF South West Website of the Year and was commended at the UK Online Media Awards

Web design and digital marketing

Bespoke website design, build and management, including ecommerce. Expert in writing for the web, SEO, social media, audio and video content and more for online and mobile.

Journalism teacher

Associate lecturer at University of the West of England, passing on skills and insight of the digital revolution in newsrooms to journalism students

Where I am now

BBC News
Freelance broadcast/senior broadcast journalist, BBC News Online (Bristol)

Working in the heart of the BBC Bristol newsroom, I cover the West of England for BBC News Online — writing main articles, Local Live and delivering social media content.

Previously:

  • NFC World: Editor (Oct 2016 – Mar 2017)
  • BBC News: Senior Broadcast Journalist (Sept 2015 – Oct 2016)
  • Bristol24/7: Founder and editor (2009 – 2014)
  • University of the West of England: Journalism teacher (2014 – 2015)
  • Western Daily Press: Sub-editor and deputy backbench editor (2002 – 2009)
  • The Independent: Assistant editor, features (1998 – 2001)

Testimonials

Chris is one of the most talented, driven and ethical people I've ever worked for. He is a fine example of a fierce journalist with integrity, earning respect from his interview subjects, his team and his readers.

Christopher is a highly skilled media operator. He writes well, is an excellent story spotter and creator and has superb mastery of digital media. The Awards he has won are testimony to his current success.

Chris is that rare thing - a journalist who sees the big picture. He has excellent skills and experience in writing, sub-editing, editing and has now proved to be an accomplished media entrepreneur.

Contact me

If you would like to know more about me and my work, or are just interested in starting a conversation, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can either follow me on social media or email via the form below.

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