About Me

Toby profileI am a multimedia news reporter with extensive experience writing political, business and legal news for regional, national, and specialist press – both online and in print.

Currently I work as a journalist for the BBC. I have covered the war in Ukraine, as well as the refugee crisis stemming from it in Poland and in Georgia. Previously I travelled to France to write about the migrant camps in Calais.

I previously worked for the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones newswires, covering financial markets news. I covered European markets for a North American market, and worked on the WSJ City app. I also compiled the daily Brexit & Beyond newsletter.

I have covered everything from the Christchurch mosque attack and the Ethiopia Airlines crash to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, the New York Mafia, Stormy Daniels, trade wars, missionaries in the modern world and the Football War. Closer to home I reported on the 2017 General Election for the Wall Street Journal, and worked for the Press Association on the night of the Scottish independence referendum.

I have a gold standard NCTJ multimedia diploma which I took in an intensive four month course with the Press Association in London. I learnt media law, shorthand to 100 words per minute, public affairs, video production and editing and court reporting.