Amy Sutton presents the news

Amy Sutton presenting the news

Former mentee, Amy Sutton, has fulfilled the goal that she and her mentor, Matthew Price, set for her when she was on our mentoring scheme in 2018. Here Amy explains….

‘I finally secured a week of presenting the regional bulletins for ITV News Tyne Tees and Border. My debut! It was so exciting and I absolutely loved it.

That was my #1 goal when working with Matthew Price. He was the first person I texted when I came off air on my first morning! (I was too scared to message him the night before in case I jinxed it.)

I couldn’t wait to tell him. This is what we practised for when he came up to visit me in my Tyne Tees newsroom. We went through so many rehearsals.

Presenting GMB was also number 1 in my “five-year plan” when I was asked what my ambitions were by former trustee, Gill Penlington, the first time we met.’

Like Matthew, we’re really proud of Amy!

You can see how Amy fared here on Facebook.