I’m an award-winning freelance journalist based in London. My work focuses on culture and the arts, spanning features, investigations and reviews.
My bylines include articles published by The Guardian, The i paper, Vice, Grazia UK, Huck, Glamour, and The Independent. I specialise in reported features, cultural trend pieces and profiles. I predominantly cover culture, with a special focus on comedy (but also TV, podcasts, theatre, digital media) and workplace issues like sexual harassment and workers’ rights. I review comedy, TV and theatre for The Guardian and The i paper. I also work on investigative projects.
In 2023, I won the Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award at the British Journalism Awards, which recognises journalism done in the public interest. In the same year, I won Best News Story in the Freelancing For Journalists Awards 2023, for an investigation into Britain’s Got Talent and the conduct of judge David Walliams on the show.
I was shortlisted in the Arts & Entertainment Journalism category of the British Journalism Awards in 2020 too. One of my award-nominated entries, an investigation into sexual harassment in UK comedy, was picked up by BBC Woman’s Hour, Sky News and other outlets.
In 2022, my deep dive into spiralling costs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was picked up by media around the world. Succession actor Brian Cox commented on the story and I was invited onto Canadian broadcaster CBC to discuss it. Also in 2022, myself and Sirin Kale worked on an investigation with The Guardian which revealed Britain’s Got Talent host David Walliams made derogatory and sexually explicit remarks about contestants during the filming of the ITV show, while a database recorded which contestants were likely to be “buzzed off” during filming. The story was picked up by media worldwide.
I’m also a senior writer and digital editor on a nursing magazine. Before that, I was managing editor of Heart Matters, a consumer magazine from the British Heart Foundation with one million readers. I edited the print magazine, wrote features, and scripted/produced animations and videos. Previously, I edited a business travel magazine, worked on The Times digital team, and co-hosted a personal finance radio show.
I am available for feature and review commissions and podcast/panel appearances.