18th February 2005




A Journalism graduate from the University of Lincoln is celebrating today after she got a new job on radio.


Emma Carrick from West Yorkshire will take on the role of senior broadcast journalist with the GWR group on Monday 28th February in Chelmsford, Essex.


Emma’s previous jobs on radio lead back to her university days, when she worked on the university’s Siren FM radio station aged 18. After working as a newsreader and then station manager for the following two years, she went on to work at The Pulse station in Bradford and then Real Radio in Cardiff.


Emma’s new job will put her in charge of the GWR newsroom in Colchester – quite an achievement for a journalist who is still only 24.


Emma’s jobs will include the general running of the newsroom including assisting other journalists, organising news, researching stories and presenting the news live on air.


GWR have recently announced plans to merge with the Capital group, making it the biggest radio company in the UK outside of the BBC.


“Getting the job has been a great boost of confidence for me, and this is obviously a great time to join the company due to its steady progression in the marketplace,” said Emma.


“The potential merger makes the promotion opportunities fantastic, and I can’t wait to start the next phase of my career.”


Emma is the daughter of the former Yorkshire cricket captain, the late Phil Carrick.



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Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                       mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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