Elaine WillcoxTrainer

    Elaine is a journalist and broadcaster for ITV Granada. With more than 20 years’ experience, she has reported on some of the biggest stories at home and abroad for the BBC, GMTV and ITV News. During her career, Elaine has received numerous accolades, including the coveted BAFTA for outstanding news coverage, three Royal Television Society awards, New York Film Festival Award and two commendations from Amnesty International. Elaine has considerable experience helping companies with their corporate message online and video, and staff media training. She is also an experienced conference host, from interactive debates to prestigious Award Ceremonies and Catwalk shows for Harvey Nichols.

    Top Ten:

    Favourite book: An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan

    Desert Island Discs luxury item: WIFI

    Best box-set: Breaking bad

    Which living person do you most admire: I admire lots of people but can’t say one person stands out.

    Guiltiest pleasure: Feta Cheese

    Worst habit: Missing lunch out reporting again and again!

    What did you want to be when you were growing up: Captain of my school sports team

    Best junk food: Don’t really like junk food

    Most memorable interview:  The raw emotion of the wives and children whose loved ones died in the Cockling disaster in Morecambe Bay and young girls in Afghanistan desperate to go to school.

    Most extravagant purchase: A piano last summer which still hasn’t been played….. we’re planning lessons when we have time!