Cameraman based in Edinburgh, employed by ITN, working for ITV's Good Morning Britain covering stories all over the UK and the world.
War Zones, World Cups, Royal Tours and many other less exciting assignments, like interviewing current and ex Prime Ministers have kept me busy over the years working in Breakfast Television since GMTV came on the scene back in '93 and regional TV before that. In 2009 I began to record what it is like to work, the often strange and long hours needed to bring the hard news, human interest and fluffy fun to the UK's TV screens in the morning, mostly broadcasting live.
Outside the St Nicholas hospital in Gosforth I met Gregg Easteal.
I quickly set up the camera by the hospital sign and after a couple of takes we had a minute long report on tape about how "The Black Dog Strangler", Phillip Westwater had escaped and then shortly afterwards had been captured.
Where we did the piece to camera. Not the most exciting shot
Gregg dashed off to Tyne Tees Television in Gateshead to get the tape fed to Daybreak in time for Daybreak's first bulletin at 6 am.
I put the kit back in the car and joined him for a cup of coffee at a nearby McDonalds after the material was safely in London.
We stayed on standby incase the story changed during the programme time and we had to do an update.
Nothing did change so we headed for our homes, Gregg a little way south and me a bigger way north.