Sociology student, Karen Bucknall, was recently named Miss ITV Central News 2019 in ITV’s ‘Breaking into News’ competition!
Karen has been given a great opportunity to work with award winning reporter and journalist Rajiv Popat, and local ITV team, on a report about the 40th anniversary SKA music in Conventry, and the the city’s status as City Of Culture in 2021.
Karen will pitch her 4:00 minute TV report to a panel of ITV top journalists, and if she wins the next round; she receives £400.00 of journalism equipment, and her work will be show casted on all ITV local stations and media production companies. Whether she wins or not, all 10 finalists are the future talent of ITV and hope to have careers with their local ITV news teams, doing a variation of jobs. Karen’s and Rajiv’s work will be shown on ITV Central News early July.
Karen says it’s been a great opportunity to learn all about reporting/ journalism/ researching / planning / filming / script writing and editing local TV news documentaries. Her mentor Rajiv, is great fun to work with, and she is learning so much about what it takes to become a ITV local news reporter and journalist. Karen is absolutely thrilled to be working with ITV Central News on her summer work place with them.
Well done, Karen!