Emma Lingard: News Editor
Emma has been working as a journalist in the northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire region for more than 20 years, beginning her career as a Trainee Journalist for the Grimsby Telegraph and moving onto a weekly newspaper, the Epworth Bells, based on the Isle of Axholme near Scunthorpe. Here she worked her way up to Senior Reporter before moving to BBC Radio Humberside where she became a Broadcast Assistant on Andy Comfort and Lara King's Breakfast Show.
In around 1998, Emma advanced to the new local television channel which was being established, the then Channel 7, to set up the news operation. She thoroughly enjoyed this position, being very hands on and creative, working with volunteers without budgets and looking after work experience students from the Grimsby Institute, which then lead to a teaching position at the Institute, becoming a teacher of Journalism. As the Grimsby Institiute took ownership of Channel 7, Emma found herself back at the broadcasting station, and in August 2013, she left her teaching position to become News Editor of the rebranded channel, Estuary TV.
Some of Emma's career highlights to date include reporting on a murder that occured in Healing, North East Lincolnshire, and sharing an appeal from two sisters who's father had gone missing from his home in Brigg; both of these stories proved the importance of local media and the value it has in the community.
In her spare time, to escape the demands of her job, she enjoys spending her time with her horse and walking her dog.
James Dunn: Multi-Platform Journalist
For the past three years, James has been working as a reporter for the Grimsby Telegraph, reporting on everything from village fetes to court cases. He says his career highlights to date have been his in-depth reports that have been published as double-page spreads within the daily newspaper, such as his investigation into housing in the North East Lincolnshire area which included thorough information on problems in the area, targets that had to be met, government legislation and what exactly was being done in that situation, as well as some controversies too.
In his new role as a Multi-Platform Journalist at Estuary TV, James will be responsible for finding stories, researching them and presenting them on camera to viewers. James is mostly looking forward to going out with the camera, recording events and news in a new format and just generally being out and about and speaking with people.
In his spare time, James. a self-confessed movie buff, likes to read and go to the gym, and enjoys taking part in outdoor activities in the summer such as power kiting and cycling. As he is not from the Lincolnshire area, James enjoys exploring new places.
To send in your news stories, and to reach the news team, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01472 315561.