The Edinburgh born, Belfast bred journalist was educated from primary to post-graduate diploma level via Dundela Primary School, Strandtown Primary School, Methodist College Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster.
He passed several exams along the way and now holds a 2:1 degree in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.
His interests include (but are not limited to) crime fiction, classic cars and loud rock music.
He is a supporter of Aston Villa Football Club. He likes cats, but prefers dogs
SUMMERTIME is music festival season, when bands can look forward to playing a succession of gigs affected by unpredictable sound mixes, changeable weather conditions for crowds consisting of faithful fans, curious onlookers and those too mangled to know who they're watching...
THIS five day live team-up between Professor Noel 'Supervet' Fitzpatrick and presenters Steve Jones and Kate Quilton finds them attempting to re-home every abandoned pet at the Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter in England as well as finding suitable 'forever homes' for animals at other shelters around Britain and the north.
WHAT do you get if you cross an Elvis impersonator with the songs of Nirvana? The answer is, of course, Elvana, the world's only 'Elvis'-fronted Nirvana cover band who have been picking up rave reviews for their enthusiastic live shows over the past 18 months.