It's not quite goodbye, but it certainly is life changing.
After 11 years working at the UK's largest commercial speech station, I've hung up my staff headphones to pursue a freelance lifestyle.
This means I can build on the strong foundations I have been fortunate enough to lay, broadcasting for the BBC and Sky News as a political commentator and paper reviewer. It means I have the opportunity to expand on written work, having written for the Telegraph, Total Politics and Forward Magazine, and it means I can work on other projects like my media training for the Police Fed CCC COmmittee, and possibly make more packages and appearances as I have done for the BBC's Daily Politics.... The Sky's the limit and it's all very exciting.
So what does this mean for me and the Lobby? Well simply, not a lot. I'm here and I'm staying put for now. After a few weeks sorting accounts, I'm pleased to say that one of my first projects will be for talkSPORT, based mostly at the House of Commons, as I am now, with special focus on the Olympics and Paralympics. I will remain at the Commons for talkSPORT, and I'll be offering the usual insight in the usual ways - while delivering content and opinions (depending on the outlet and remit) in the usual ways, registered correctly of course in the Register of Journalists' Interests.
in the meantime, I'm a gob for hire - so get your bids in now :)
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