How did you get into presenting?
I started presenting for radio when I was 12. I always knew I wanted to be a presenter but becoming a TV presenter was my goal when I was younger. When I got older and actually started pursuing that career I soon realised that getting into TV was going to be really hard because, nobody wanted me… and then when I first started trying to get into the rock industry the only women that were doing it we're a bit more ‘suicide girl-y’. I didn't want to rely on my sexuality to make it in the industry. I wanted to be known for my presenting.
I wrote to an online radio station and ended up setting up their social media video platform on YouTube. That station was Total Rock, and I helped build their online video profile. It’s only looking back I realise I'm so bad at networking! So, by working hard and doing a good job I got to learn new skills and meet lots of people who would then start recommending me for jobs.
I think with my role it takes so much patience and dedication as you won’t see someone advertising for the job I do. There are very few expectations but, on the whole, most people can't just walk into a job in this industry, so yes, it was a really hard, long slog to get to where I am now. I think in any other industry, you can kind of break into it as a presenter quite young and that's cool, but with rock… it’s not that easy and you have to earn your stripes. There's a certain level of respect the people demand from you.