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Catherine Chambers

Catherine Chambers

Lecturer in Media Production

Birmingham School of Media

Catherine began her career as a freelance journalist for rock magazine Kerrang!, writing on music and film, before joining BBC Radio 1 in 2003 where she worked on specialist music shows working with presenters Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens and produced the music documentary ‘Can’t Stand You Now’ about band-break ups. In 2005 she worked on Radio 4’s flagship arts programme Front Row before returning to music radio at BBC 6 Music.

In 2007 she became one of the first Audio Visual Producers in BBC radio, helping to increase audience reach across BBC Radio 5 Live through multi-platform video and live streaming programmes such as the Kermode and Mayo Film Review.  She was part of the Sony Gold Radio Award winning team for ‘Best Multiplatform’ – ‘Wimbledon’ in 2009.

After leaving the BBC she worked as a Senior Commissioning Producer for the Open University, commissioning podcasts and short-form educational video content including the award-winning ’60 Second Adventures’ comedy animation series, narrated by David Mitchell. Prior to joining the University in August 2018 she was Senior Editorial Producer at the BBC Academy.

She is particularly interested in the evolution of radio and the impact of podcasting and voice-assisted technology on commissioning and storytelling formats.

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