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Clare Burton draws on a colourful career to present and report for BBC Channel Islands news.

In three years as a showbiz reporter for ITN, Clare Burton was lucky enough to interview a host of celebrities – from global superstars such as the Rolling Stones and ‘Brangelina, to the reality TV rejects of the day.

A spell at ITV Tyne Tees saw Clare Burton reporting on football (of course, it is Newcastle), floods, farming, job losses, the arts, politics etc – ie, a bit of everything! And all directly related to the people who lived there. A love affair with local news began.

A move to the Channel Islands meant a whole new set of people, politics and issues to get stuck into.¬†Clare Burton’s been overwhelmed by the friendliness of Channel Islanders, and the strength of their interest and involvement in the running of their island. Viewer/voter apathy is the enemy of the journalist, so it’s refreshing to hear people vent their feelings and let us in on their stories – that’s what the BBC is here for!

Home is now a little corner of seaside heaven in St Brelades Bay, but the promise to learning how to surf has not yet been fulfilled. Give her time.

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