I am a writer, producer, director and broadcaster, with over 20 years of experience, producing live television, radio and online shows for broadcasters worldwide. I have produced over 1,000 hours of live television and launched a variety of shows in seven countries.
I joined News UK (News Corp) in 2016 to write, produce and direct The Sun's weekly online game show, Having A Ball. Similar in style to Celebrity Juice, we produced four series (26 episodes), which led to a nationwide tour sponsored by Sun Bingo.
In 2018, I helped News UK launch their high profile, live game show app, Q LIVE. As executive producer, I wrote, produced and directed up to six live shows a day, seven days a week. Partnering with brands such as Mastercard, our quiz app attracted over 200,000 downloads across 640 episodes.
In 2019, I joined News UK's digital station, talkRADIO to create a variety of formats for TV and radio. I am currently writing, producing and directing Fake News with Mark Dolan (a weekly comedy news quiz simulcast on radio and YouTube) and James Whale Breaks The News (a live and interactive news show, simulcast on radio, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter). Other projects include producing and directing Plank Of The Week with Mike Graham and Election Night Live (a six hour news show, simulcast on radio, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter).
I was also a weekly TV Critic for talkRADIO (Eamonn Holmes), BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey, and hosted my own podcast on the TV industry.
In 1998, I started my career in children's TV with ITV's digital channel, Carlton Kids. I wrote and presented over 200 episodes of the breakfast show, Wakey Wakey, and became their youngest ever producer in 1999. This led to Channel 5, where I hosted another breakfast show, Milkshake, and sold my own comedy pilot (executive produced by Timmy Mallett). In 2003, I moved into interactive TV, joining Germany's game show channel, 9 Live, based in Munich.
In 2005, I joined Fremantle UK, where I created, pitched, produced and co-hosted ITV's successful interactive game show, Quizmania. As Head of Programming, I produced over 600 live episodes of Quizmania, before launching subsequent versions in Poland, Colombia and Australia (with further sales in France, Portugal and China). Following the financial success of Quizmania (£30 million worldwide), I was named Broadcast Hot Shot by Broadcast Magazine.
After signing with the William Morris Agency in 2007, I moved to Los Angeles to join Fremantle USA as an executive producer. I was also a producer on Fox's daily quiz show, My Games Fever, and RCN's Quizmania in Colombia. In 2009, I created and produced the game show pilot, Pop Monkey for VH1, before co-founding Pop Monkey Productions, developing and distributing game show formats worldwide.
In 2012, I returned to the UK to work with Loaded Magazine on the launch on Loaded TV. Other projects included developing Sing Date for Sky Living (40 episodes), producing STV's nightly game show, Win Cash Live and developing various shows with Spirit Media for Channel 4.
On screen, I presented over 100 episodes of My Cine Shorts and On Screen for Sky's My Channel, and hosted my own late night talk show, The Buzz for Latest TV on Freeview. I was also a regular commentator for London Live's Not The One Show.