A British national, I’m based in Rome and have over 25 years of experience in broadcast journalism. I worked for a television news agency in London before moving to Rome where I was employed as a journalist/presenter for Vatican Radio. In the 1990’s I spent two years in France and worked for Radio France International in Paris in a similar capacity. After returning to Rome I resumed working on a regular basis for Vatican Radio but also have contributed as a freelancer to other radio stations in Europe. When a major story breaks here, I am often called by the BBC World Service to do Q & A’s when they are looking for an expert on Vatican affairs which is my speciality. Among the many stories I have covered were the deaths of Pope John Paul II, the resignation of Pope Benedict and the conclaves to elect their respective successors. I speak fluent Italian and French.
This was an interview on the little-publicised humanitarian crisis in Yemen that formed the basis for my article on the story that was then posted on the website.