In three years as a showbiz reporter for ITN, Clare Burton was lucky enough to interview a host of celebrities – from global superstars such as the Rolling Stones and ‘Brangelina, to the reality TV rejects of the day.
A spell at ITV Tyne Tees saw Clare Burton reporting on football (of course, it is Newcastle), floods, farming, job losses, the arts, politics etc – ie, a bit of everything! And all directly related to the people who lived there. A love affair with local news began.
A move to the Channel Islands meant a whole new set of people, politics and issues to get stuck into. Clare Burton’s been overwhelmed by the friendliness of Channel Islanders, and the strength of their interest and involvement in the running of their island. Viewer/voter apathy is the enemy of the journalist, so it’s refreshing to hear people vent their feelings and let us in on their stories – that’s what the BBC is here for!
Home is now a little corner of seaside heaven in St Brelades Bay, but the promise to learning how to surf has not yet been fulfilled. Give her time.