2024 Fellows

Here are the talented journalists accepted on this year’s early career and apprentice mentoring scheme. We see them as the next generation of leaders in the news industry.

Down the page you can see the Fellows on our undergraduate student programme.

To find out more about their mentors, please visit the Senior Fellows’ page.

Applications for the 2025 scheme will open in the autumn of 2024. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about it!

Aida Fofana

Aida is a production journalist for ITV News.

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Áine McGlinchey

Áine is a journalist with BBC News NI / BBC Radio Foyle.

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Aisling Ní Dhonnabháin

Aisling is a marketing manager for Raidió Rí-Rá and presenter & journalist on the first ever Irish language news show for children, Nuacht Cúla4.

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Alfred Olufemi

Alfred covers central and northern Africa for Law.com International, writing about lawyers and legal issues on the continent.


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Allegra Goodwin

Allegra is an Emmy award winning investigative journalist currently working for CNN. She specialises in open-source research.

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Amelia Clarke

Amelia is a journalist & producer for BBC Radio 4

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Amie Flett

Amie is a production journalist for the STV News at Six based in Edinburgh. She was previously a live news reporter for The Courier and Dundee Evening Telegraph.

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Amrit Singh Mann

Amrit is a multimedia journalist for Sky News, covering a range of stories across the UK and occasionally around the globe.

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Annie Owen

Annie is a broadcast journalist for BBC Breakfast.

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Annie La Vespa

Annie is a freelance journalist for Channel 4 News. Previously for Jeremy Vine on 5, The Times, and Sky News.

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Antony Farag

Antony is a freelance video journalist, researcher and producer.

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Anya Ryan

Anya Ryan is journalist, specialising in culture and lifestyle content for publications including The Guardian, The i, The Stage, the Independent, Metro and Stylist. She has also worked at companies including the BBC and ITV.

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Ben Bresloff

Ben is a TV producer for Sky News.

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Brendan Duggan

Brendan is an investigative reporter for the impact team at DC Thompsons working across titles such as the Courier and Press and Journal.

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Bryony Gooch

Bryony is a US News writer for Hello. Previously for Daily Mirror, Good Housekeeping, Prima, Red Mag Daily, The i, Mens Health, and Metro.

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Caitlyn Dewar

Caitlyn is a journalist for STV News formerly for the Edinburgh Paper, the Scotsman and The Herald Scotland.

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Callum McQuade

Callum is a senior reporter for Clyde 1 News.

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Carwyn Eckley

Carwyn is a producer for ITV Wales.

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Cherise Hamilton-Stephenson

Cherise is an award-winning broadcast journalist, presenter and producer born and raised in South London currently working for Channel 4.


She is the presenter and creator of Interconnected Voices which won twice at the British Podcasts Awards 2021 – gold for the creativity award and bronze for best current affairs podcast.
She is also a freelance audio producer, and notably produced a BBC Radio 4 documentary “From the Ashes of New Cross“ featured in The Observer and The New Statesman.Her interest in politics has led her to currently work in the Leader of the Opposition Office for the Labour Party.


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Ciara Fearn

Ciara is a broadcast journalist and reporter for BBC’s Sportbeat, covering the Gallagher Premiership.

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Clizia Sala

Clizia is a multimedia journalist, and podcast producer.

She creates audio for BBC World Service, the Guardian, LBC News, Euro News, and Tortoise. Video for Bloomberg.

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Damian Kerlin

Damian is a journalist, broadcaster and content creator. As well as writing and managing his own blog, Damian has written for the likes of Attitude, The Telegraph and The Independent.

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Daniel Fessahaye

Daniel is a news reporter for Mail Online, and busines reporter at This Is Money.

He has worked across many national and global media companies including Yahoo, Reuters, The Times, The Sun and MailOnline.

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Dan Ajose

Dan currently works as a digital video producer on ITV News’ The Rundown, creating news tailored to younger audiences, and producing content for social platforms.

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Drew Hyndman

Drew is a producer of long form audio for BBC News.

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Eibhlín Ní Chatháin

Eibhlín is a broadcaster/clár reachtaire for Raidió na Gaeltachta.

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Eilidh Maciver

Eilidh is a journalist for BBC Naidheachdan.

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Elina Ganatra

Elina is a freelance culture writer for online publications such as Gigwise, The Independent, and Pulse Radio.

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Ella Bicknell

Ella is a journalist for the BBC World Service, producing ‘The Newsroom’ and ‘Global News Podcast’.

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Ella Hambly

Ella is a journalist for BBC News.

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Ella Rule

Ella is an investigative journalist, producing original high impact investigations for BBC Radio 4’s flagship current affairs series File on Four and BBC News.

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Ellie O’Donnell

Ellie is a journalist for Greenpeace Unearthed covering the UK environment. She previously made documentaries for the BBC.

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Emanuela Alausa

Emanuela is a journalist apprentice for BBC News. She is a published author known for works such as “My Prayer Shawl” and “#It’saPandemic!” books.

She serves on the Executive Director board of Reachout2all, contributing to charitable endeavors, including Relief Africa Charity.

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Emily O’Sullivan

Emily is an assistant producer at the BBC, and Editorial Assistant at the Global Investigative Journalism Network.

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Emma Taggart

Emma joined The Times in autumn 2022 as a business reporter graduate trainee.

She is from Co Derry and has previously worked at The Irish Examiner and TheJournal.ie.

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Esha Mitra

Esha Mitra is a journalist and producer who has reported on issues of gender, caste, class and other socio-political inequalities, LGBTQ+ issues, mental health, the rise of Hindutva and islamophobia in India.

She has been published in CNN International, Al Jazeera, and other international and Indian news outlets.

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Ez Roberts

Ez is a BBC Journalist, on the advanced apprenticeship scheme.

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Faye Rowlands

Faye is a journalist at Sky News. She is an Irish qualified lawyer (non-practising).

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Fraser Nicoll

Fraser is a production journalist at STV News based in Glasgow.

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George Walker

George is a freelance journalist from Middlesbrough who predominantly writes about politics, history and labour.

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Georgia Ziebart

Georgia is a journalist for ITV News, formerly at Sky News, and CNNi.

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Gwennan Campbell

Gwennan joined ITV Wales in 2018 as a Welsh language digital trainee. In 2020, she began her career as a journalist with ITV Wales News. Based in Cardiff, she regularly reports on news stories from across South Wales.

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Hafsa Khalil

Hafsa is a journalist with experience in marketing and communications, currently covering UK and World News with BBC.

Formerly at CNN International and Evening Standard.

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Hajar Meddah

Hajar is a 2023 Aziz Fellow at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, working on investigations across several teams.

She has previously worked as a documentary researcher, market research analyst, and copywriter. She studied Arabic and Persian at the University of Oxford.

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Halima Abdi

Halima is a trainee journalist at News Associates.

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Jack Parker

Jack is an award-winning broadcast journalist currently working as a Sky News output producer; fluent in French and Spanish.

Jack was the winner of the BJTC’s inaugural Derek Dowsett Award.

Previously a freelance regional reporter for Greatest Hits Radio, and Sky News Script Assistant supporting presenters and floor managers.

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Jacob Farr

Jacob is a reporter for Reach PLC writing for Edinburgh Live covering local issues with a particular focus on underserved communities.

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Jacqui Wakefield

Jacqui is a reporter for BBC Panorama.

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Jada-Kai Meosa John

Jada-Kai is a junior producer at Sky News.

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James Briggs

James is a journalist producer at Good Morning Britain.

He produced and presented a cyber security podcast, and spent four years as a theatre reviewer.

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James Gray

James is a multimedia journalist, currently working for ITV News.

He is a former digital news reporter at the Daily Express.

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Jasmine DuFraisse

Jasmine is a journalism apprentice for the BBC.

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Jason Murugesu

Jason is a journalist for BBC NE and Cumbria, previously a reporter at New Scientist.

He has an undergraduate degree in neuroscience at University College London.

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Jessica Hodge

Jessica is a senior assistant editor at ITV News.

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Jordan Page

Jordan is a freelance journalist who writes about LGBTQIA+ culture and nightlife, social media, identity, activism and youth culture. Alongside writing for digital and print publications,

Jordan also runs a blog trying out London’s best restaurants.

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Jordan Shepherd

Jordan is a reporter for Glasgow Live and formerly the Daily Record, and Scot Express.

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Josh Gafson

Josh is a politics producer at Sky News.

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Kate Plummer

Kate is a U.S. politics and national affairs reporter at Newsweek. She previously worked at the Independent.

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Katherine Schneider

Katherine is an investigative data reporter for Investigative Journalism Foundation.

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Katie Roberts

Katie is a senior journalist on the planning team at BBC Breakfast and the News at One.

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Khadijah Hasan

Khadijah is currently producing BBC regional radio shows across the East of England – based at BBC Three Counties Radio.

She was previously at Times Radio – as an assistant producer on Cathy Newman & John Pienaar’s Times Radio Drive shows.

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Kieren Williams

Kieren is news reporter for Sky News. He was previously at the Daily Mirror.

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Kimberly Nhundu

Kimberly is an editorial assistant for Muddy Stilettos; the UK’s biggest lifestyle platform for ABC1 cosmopolitan women outside London.

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Kit Taylor

Kit is media officer for the disability equality charity Scope and is also an advisory board member for BBC Children in Need, providing expertise and guidance in the decision making process for allocation of national funds to projects working with children and young people.

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Lola Christina Alao

Lola is a freelance journalist at The Standard where she covers trending news.

She also writes features about contemporary culture and lifestyle for titles such as Dazed, Glamour, Refinery 29, and The Face.

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Lucy Gilder

Lucy is a journalism Researcher in the BBC Verify team, specialising in home and social affairs.

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Mark Lynch

Mark is a journalist at Radio Kerry.

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Mark McGoldrick

Mark is a digital journalist with the Fermanagh Herald newspaper, part of the North West News Group.

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Matthew Grant

Matthew is a political news editor for Sky News.

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Max Parry

Max is a news reporter at Express.co.uk.

He covers everything from climate change to the war in Ukraine and frequently writes about the migrant crisis. He is particularly interested in the Government’s handling of asylum seeker applications.

Max previously worked as digital reporter at GB News and a producer at TalkTV.

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Maya Bowles

Maya is a politics producer for ITV News.

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Maya George

Maya is a digital reporter,  investigations writer and covers Eastleigh for the Southern Daily Echo.

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Meleri Williams

Meleri is a senior journalist reporter for BBC Wales News.

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Natasha Fernandes

Natasha is a full-time researcher and producer for BBC News with experience in TV and radio journalism and a Master’s in Investigative Journalism.

She create podcasts for BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4 programmes.

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Neha Gohil

Neha is community affairs correspondent at the Guardian.

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Niamh Lynch

Niamh is a journalist at Sky News, previously at the Daily Mail.

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Niamh McGovern

Niamh is communications officer at Respond Housing. Previously a Breaking News Reporter with the Irish Independent.

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Oliver Murphy

Oliver is a freelance journalist reporting on UK politics, society and investigations.

He has bylines in a range of media platforms, including: ‘The Times’, ‘The London Economic’, ‘Byline Times’, ‘The Article’ and ‘Open Democracy’.

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Olivia Fletcher

Olivia is a Dublin bureau reporter for Bloomberg.

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Owen Thompson

Owen is a journalist, assistant producer and sports producer for ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

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Philippa Ligertwood

Philippa is a journalist working on the BBC Scotland News digital video team.

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Phoebe Hopson

Phoebe produces and reports for the BBC World Service Global News Podcast.

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Polly Bindman

Polly is a senior data journalist with The New Statesman and Energy Monitor.

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Ramsay Beattie

Ramsay is an audience researcher on BBC’s Question Time, previously a news editor for Heartland FM.

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Rebekah Evans

Rebekah Evans is a Senior Personal Finance Reporter for Express.co.uk.

Prior to her move to the finance desk, she was a reporter with the news team. Rebekah specialises in pensions and retirement news, and covers the latest updates and changes to state pensions, the triple lock, Pension Credit, Winter Fuel allowance and more.

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Rhiannon Hopley

Rhiannon is a multilingual broadcast journalist working as an output producer at ITV London.

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Rose Morelli

Rose is a reporter, photographer, lead opinion editor for Empoword.

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Sanjana Idnani

Sanjana is currently a journalism advanced apprentice at BBC News based at BBC Wales News.

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Saywah Mahmood

Saywah is a data journalist in Sky News’ Data and Forensic Unit.

She covers a wide range of stories but has a particular interest in social inequality, defence and climate change.

Before joining Sky, Saywah worked as a data journalist in the New Statesman Media Group data unit.

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Shalet Serrao

Shalet is an assistant news editor for ITV News and City Journalism.

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Shane Ryan Croasdell

Shane is a freelance journalist and filmmaker operating in Dublin. Currently, he freelances for Virgin Media’s Ireland AM.

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Shannon Cook

Shannon is a senior writer & video content manager at BusinessBecause, a leading business education news publisher.

Former Entertainment Editor at Empoword Journalism.

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Shannon McGuigan

Shannon joined MailOnline as an Audience Writer in July 2023, after obtaining a Gold Standard NCTJ diploma.

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Shivangi Pandey

Shivangi is a production journalist for ITV Wales.

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Shumaila Iftikhar

Shumaila Iftikhar is a senior writer at Analyst News. She graduated in 2022 with a master’s degree in newspaper journalism from City, University of London, and is a trainee journalist. She writes about social issues affecting the ordinary Muslim Briton.

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Siham Ali

Siham is a London-based freelance journalist and editor, specialising in features and news stories on the topics of race, culture, arts, lifestyle and social issues.

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Sion Tootill

Sion is a senior journalist reporter for BBC News.

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Sophie Braybrook

Sophie Braybrook is a Video Journalist for ITN and the BBC.

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Sophie Perry

Sophie Perry is an award-winning journalist and the founder of the LGBTQ+ Journalism Network, a first-of-its-kind community for LGBTQ+ journalists in the UK.

Her interests include social justice, arts and culture and LGBTQ+ issues.

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Srosh Khan

Srosh is a journalist and producer currently working at BBC Sport.

He has previously worked with Sky News and Leeds TV. As well as this he volunteers regularly with various youth projects in Bradford.

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Stephen Murphy

Stephen is a journalist with the BBC News domestic radio newsroom working on bulletins for stations including Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, 5Live and 6Music.

He has also worked at BBC Minute in the World Service presenting bulletins for young audiences around the world.

Previously he worked with Bauer Audio Ireland in the newsroom as a reporter, newsreader and presenter on stations including Newstalk, Today FM, 98FM and SPIN.

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Suhasini Srinivasaragavan

Suhasini is a journalist and researcher with nearly 2 years of experience in print, online and broadcast media.
Most recently, she worked as a TV researcher with RTÉ Prime Time, and as a reporter for the Dublin Inquirer.

Previously, Suhasini interned with RTÉ Radio 1 on lead shows including the Today with Claire Byrne show, Liveline and the Ray D’Arcy show.

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Tasmin Lockwood

Tasmin is a senior technology reporter covering European startups and venture capital for Business Insider.

She covers everything from fundraises and layoffs to industry trends. Tasmin also reports on sustainability and climate tech.

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Tomos Morgan

Tomos is a BBC Network News correspondent.

As part of the Wales network bureau in Cardiff, he covers the biggest stories from Wales for a UK national audience.

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Tom Matsuda

Tom is a fintech reporter at Financial Times’ Sifted.

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Tracy Opoku Afriyie

Tracy is a journalist at BBC News.

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Vidushi Tiwari

Vidushi is a production journalist at STV News.

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Will Neal

Will is a writer, journalist and investigative researcher based in Tbilisi, Georgia.

After starting out in publishing, film and television, Will Neal trained as a news reporter with the UK Press Association while interning at the South London Press, The Sunday Times and VICE News. He has since worked for the Guardian, Global Investigations Review, and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, where he was a contributor to major international collaborative investigations including Suisse Secrets and the European Press Prize-winning Russian Asset Tracker. 

Presently, he works as a freelance reporter covering the South Caucasus and wider Black Sea region for publications including Meduza, The New Humanitarian, The New European, euronews, Coda Story, the i newspaper, New Lines Magazine and Byline Times. 

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William Hollis

William is East Midlands Reporter for GB News.

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Xenia Zubova

Xenia is a multimedia producer for the British Forces Broadcasting Service.

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Yasmin Rufo

Yasmin is a culture, arts & entertainment reporter for BBC News.

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Zahra Fatima

Zahra is a freelance reporter for Independent Urdu UK. Previously for ITN and ITV Central.

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