Jason has recently started writing children’s books, in stark contrast to his twenty five year career as a news journalist. Until now, most of his creative output has been in the fields of film and photography.
Jason started his professional life as a radio journalist for Chiltern Radio in 1994 and has been working in the field ever since. For a year or two, he worked as a newsreader, reporter and producer for a variety of stations including LBC, BBC GLR, Capital Radio, Virgin, Xfm, Heart FM and Scot FM.
By the late-1990s, he was working full-time at the BBC, where he spent 10 years as a newsreader and presenter at 5Live and for the past 10 years has been a newsreader on Radio 2 and 6Music, as well as a producer on Radio 4 news bulletins.
He has also worked for BBC Breakfast News and been a TV reporter for the BBC News Channel.
With a special interest in film, he has also reported for Radio 2, Radio 4, 5live, 6Music and the BBC website from the Golden Globes, the Oscars and the Cannes Film Festival, as well as from Raindance and the LFF in London and the film festival in Edinburgh.
He is also a film-maker, having been involved in a number of shorts and features in a variety of roles, including director, writer and producer.
As a photographer, in addition to shooting weddings and corporate events, he has held several exhibitions in London, his images have been licensed by art companies and his journalistic photos have appeared in newspapers, including the Daily Mirror, as well as on the BBC website.
But it was the arrival of children that turned him on to writing books, frustrated as he was at some of those he found himself reading to them. Following the mantra that “you can’t do something for one and not the other,” his first two books were written for his own children: What Can You See? uses simple rhymes to introduce under 3s to the world around them, while I Like To Put Food In My Welly plays around with language to conjure up hilarious images for young readers.
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