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Louise Hulland

Louise Hulland (born 6 September in Burnley, Lancashire) is an English presenter and journalist currently working for ITV London, ITV News, BBC Watchdog and BBC London 94.9. Louise was educated at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School and St. Chad's College, University of Durham where she graduated with a 2:1 in Theology, and also studied Criminology. Louise is also passionate about raising awareness of HIV in young people in the UK.

Career

Journalism

As a student Louise secured work placements at the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times, the Burnley Express and the Lancashire Evening Telegraph, Sky News and ITN. She also worked for the Newcastle Evening Chronicle whilst at university, where she reported on many court cases and was once invited into HM Durham Prison. After a stint in BBC Local Radio Louise moved to London to work for BBC Radio 1 where she reported for Newsbeat.

Louise then left the BBC to work as an Entertainment Correspondent for the UK commercial radio network and UBC Media. Here Louise interviewed some of the world’s biggest stars, including Tom Cruise, Kylie Minogue, Michael Douglas and Britney Spears. She covered countless London premieres, the BAFTAs and the trial of Michael Jackson.

As a reporter and news producer for ITN Louise has covered many news stories, from major criminal cases to international conflicts. Louise has covered the death of Amy Winehouse and the death of Whitney Houston.

Currently Louise reports for London Tonight on ITV1, with several of her reports appearing on the national ITV News.

Radio

After leaving University Louise began work at BBC Radio Lancashire, as a production assistant for the breakfast presenter Jim Bowen. She soon worked her way up to co-presenting the weekend breakfast show, and filled in as an afternoon presenter on the station as well. In 2002 Louise moved to BBC Radio 1 where she worked as a researcher for Chris Moyles, Jo Whiley, Sara Cox and Jamie Theakston. Louise also moonlighted as a traffic and travel reporter for BBC Local Radio before moving over to work on The Sunday Surgery.

Louise has also worked at BBC Radio 2 where she was a Guest Booker for Steve Wright, and she also produced Sir Terry Wogan's Children in Need Money Can't Buy auctions. Louise also appeared on air with Claudia Winkleman on her Arts Show.

As a news presenter Louise has worked for BBC 6 Music, reading the news for among others Steve Lamacq and Jon Holmes.

As a host Louise has presented for BBC London 94.9, BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Devon and appears as a guest on LBC 97.3.

TV

As well as reporting for ITV London Louise has also reported for BBC One on an Inside Out programme she devised and presented about female bouncers.

She went on to report for Live with Gabby with Gabby Logan on Channel 5, where she's investigated how guide dogs are trained, why we're all getting tattoos, the rise of female boucers and even sat her driving test on the telly!

Louise also hosts FYI on ITV2 as well as working on TV pilot shows about WAG culture, the sex trade, crime and the Olympics and consumer affairs.

In October 2012 Louise made her debut on the BBC1 consumer show Watchdog alongside Anne Robinson, Matt Allwright and Chris Hollins.

Documentaries

Louise's first documentary was broadcast on BBC Radio 1. It was called Missing the Message, and was about the rise of HIV in young people in Britain, which she devised and produced. Heat magazine gave it 4 stars, it the was Pick of the Day in The Times, radio critic Sue Arnold described it as one of the most hard-hitting programmes she has ever heard, and The Independent named Louise an "up and coming radio star".

This documentary won Louise a Gold Sony Radio Academy Award. She was 25.

Louise then devised and produced Ladies on the Door, a documentary about a door supervisor in her 50s which was commissioned and broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

After covering the death of Amy Winehouse Louise produced both Amy Winehouse: A Tribute and Amy Winehouse: Her Life and Legacy for ITV2 in 2011.

Voice Overs

Louise narrated Kate and Wills: A Royal Love Story for ITV2 on the engagement of Kate Middleton and Prince William, and has been a continuity announcer for BBC Three, Channel One, Virgin One and Trouble TV.

Louise also does voice overs for QVC and Gamestation.

Charities

Louise took a short break from broadcasting in order to work with Sir Terry Wogan producing Children in Need for his BBC Radio 2 radio show, raising over £1million for the charity.

She is also passionate about raising awareness of HIV in young Britons, and was on the board of charity Health Initiatives, run by her close friend Clint Walters until his death in 2010.

Louise has also raised money for the Army Benevolent Fund ABF: The Soldiers' Charity after two friends were left seriously injured whilst on patrol in Helmand, Afghanistan.

In October 2012, Louise became an Angel for Global Angels set up by Molly Bedingfield, the mother of Natasha Bedingfield and Daniel Bedingfield which helps to combat poverty and trafficking of children.

Awards

Louise is a winner of the prestigious Gold Sony Radio Academy Award, for her documentary Missing the Message

References

External links

  • Personal website
  • Voice Over Website
  • Sony Radio Awards Site
  • The Independent
  • Interview after winning Sony Award
  • BBC One London debut
  • Interview on Female Wrestlers for the Daily Star
  • A Woman of Substance
  • City and Style magazine interview
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