For the past two years she has worked for the regional news programme ITV Meridian, covering stories in the South and South East of England.
As part of that role she has taken on a wide variety of responsibilities in the newsroom including;
- Producing news bulletins of up to 15 minutes in length.
- Self shooting and self editing her own news items.
- Forward planning the news diary and assigning resources for the next day’s programme.
- Developing the online profile of ITV Meridian including training colleagues on the use of social media.
As part of the 100th centenary commemorations of the sinking of Titanic, Hannah took a lead role in researching and producing news items on the 550 crew members who died in the disaster. This forward planning generated 40 separate news pieces across the ITV network with content and archive shared between all the ITV regions.
Meridian Tonight produced a series of special reports for the anniversary as most of the crew came from the South and South East. This culminated with a 30 minute special programme presented by Fred Dinenage and Sangeeta Bhabra. This programme was supported by specialist online content which significantly increased the traffic to Meridian’s website.
Hannah played a significant part in producing a memorial service for the descendants of the crew of the Titanic. The memorial service which was created in partnership with Southampton Solent University, has just been nominated for a Times Higher Education Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community”.
Before working for ITV Meridian, Hannah freelanced at BBC South Today, ITV Wales, and BBC Wales. She graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Cardiff University in 2010. This blog was started as part of that degree programme.
Hannah is engaged to the developer David Henderson. Together they collaborate on The Coeliac Map – a mobile phone app and website which reviews eateries on the basis of how suitable they are for people who cannot eat gluten.