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
KASABIAN did not endear themselves to fans in Belfast when they cancelled their headlining appearance at Custom House Square at the last minute due to singer Tom Meighan being hospitalised with a severe vomiting bug – but the Leicester band have already confirmed they'll have another go at it next year.
ONE of this year's funniest comedy films, Mindhorn stars Mighty Boosh man Julian Barrett as washed-up actor who gets the opportunity to revive his flagging public profile by helping police to catch a murderer obsessed with his long defunct sci-fi action TV show.