Profile

 

My career in news began at the BBC in 2000, working in the business news unit for BBC television and radio programs, such as BBC Breakfast News, Today on Radio 4, and the World Service.

In reporting roles at Euroweek Magazine (where I was appointed Assistant Editor), and at the IFR, I wrote about the capital markets, bonds and loans, bankruptcy and restructuring. 

I covered the financial crisis at  Dow Jones & Co, writing about capital markets and corporate restructuring for the newswires and The Wall Street Journal.

From there I went on to work for the Financial Times in 2008 as part of the Capital Markets team. At the height of the crisis, I wrote about corporate fundraising in equity and debt capital markets, junk bonds and distressed debt as well as financial restructuring. I covered the private equity and investment banking industry, and became the FT’s Mergers and Acquisitions Correspondent, leading dealmaking coverage globally.

In 2014 I left London and moved to Los Angeles to join Bloomberg News to cover Hollywood and now write about the business of film and entertainment focussing on large media companies such as 21st Century Fox, Hollywood studios and exhibitors. In addition, I report on global box office trends, deal making, as well as the rise digital streaming and virtual reality. I appear on Bloomberg TV, speak on Bloomberg Radio and contribute to BusinessWeek magazine.

During my career I've broken and covered stories from around the world, had the pleasure of working with many talented people, and been fortunate enough to win a few awards along the way.

Today I live and work in LA, reporting all things film and entertainment!