I’m Elle, a television presenter and journalist based in London.
After studying politics at university, I worked in political campaigning at Westminster before moving into media, after I was chosen for the BBC’s Gareth Butler political journalism post. After specialist training for online, radio and television, I became a full time multimedia broadcast journalist; writing, filming and producing news reports and features.
I then left to go freelance, and have since worked for media organisations including Channel 4, ITN and The Times. In addition to news reporting, my presenting experience includes talking about social media on BBC Breakfast, red carpet reporting for the Vue Film Show and beating Stephen Fry at the world's largest computer game for Channel 4!
Alongside political journalism, my main area of expertise is video gaming. Passionate about the industry, I am a lifelong console and PC gamer, and in addition to testing and reviewing new games for publishers, I am currently learning to make my own in Unity. I also produce and host the online gaming show Bear vs Grenade, and have appeared as a guest on shows including The Victoria Derbyshire Show and BBC Breakfast as a gaming contributor. As such, I'm able to confidently cover the subject for television or print.
Away from journalism, I'm a performance poet, regularly performing around the UK. My work is heavily influenced by slam, hip-hop and beat poetry, as well as people like The Last Poets, Gil Scott-Heron and Maya Angelou. In addition, I recently worked with the director D. James Newton to create a short film for my poem on feminism, Civil War in the Sisterhood.
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