I’m Chief Correspondent for Daybreak, reporting on major events and breaking news stories all over the world.
I’ve been broadcasting at breakfast time for more than 13 years, covering conflict, natural disasters, and more uplifting stories too.
I’m best known for: Being in the places that most people are trying to get out of
The proudest moment of my career is: Never swearing on live TV as it all goes wrong around me
The first thing I do in the morning is: Check my phone for emails. Plans often change in the few hours between going to bed after the News at Ten, and getting up again in the early hours.
My favourite breakfast is: Carluccio’s ‘Magnifica’ - a combo of Italian bacon, wild mushrooms and scrambled egg piled on top of fresh Italian toast. By the time we sit down to eat I’ve normally been up for seven hours - it’s more like lunch!
The most famous person in my phonebook is: Jonathan Swain
The actor who would play me in a film about Daybreak is: Chevvy Chase - my wife can’t watch him play Clark Griswald in ‘National Lampoons ...’ without remarking on how alike we are, bringing chaos where there should be calm.
My favourite memory from working on Daybreak is: There are so many, but one that stands out is standing in the Atacama Desert watching the Chilean miners being winched out of a small hole from the depths of the earth. The whole world was watching.
If I wasn’t featuring on Daybeak, I’d be: In bed
You’d be surprised to learn that: Whilst filming the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan I was recognised by a Japanese cafe owner. He couldn’t speak English, had never seen Daybreak, but had witnessed one of my 'finer moments' on an international blooper programme!
The one thing I couldn’t live without is: My wife, Emma. She makes it possible for me to enjoy the job of my dreams, and still have a wonderful family life too!