About Joe

joe.tidy@bbc.co.uk

@joetidy

Signal: +447397938634

Joe is Cyber Security Reporter for BBC News working on investigations for international and home news outlets. Joe is the corporation’s first dedicated reporter covering all things from cyber crime, hacking, data security, online safety and everything internet.

Previously Joe was a correspondent for Sky News based in Osterley, London. He started in 2013 and covered all topics related to Home News with a particular interest in technology and social affairs.

IMG_4603Joe graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in English, before spending a further year as the Multi-Media Editor for Loughborough Students’ Union working across the student TV, Radio and Magazine.

He then gained a place at Cardiff Journalism School where he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism.

After a brief time reporting for Red Dragon FM in Cardiff, he moved to BBC South Today and freelanced for almost a year as a newsroom Broadcast Journalist.  At the time he also freelanced as a researcher for Five News.

In 2009 Joe began freelancing for CBBC Newsround as the weekend presenter.  At the same time he was also working at BBC Oxford Monday to Friday, reporting, vjing, presenting and item producing. During his time at Oxford he won an RTS Award for the Best Newcomer to TV in the south.  Judges commended him on his ‘warm and relaxed presentation style’.

JoeTidyNewsroundLastdayIn 2011 Joe went full time with CBBC Newsround which coincided with the BBC move up to Media City in Salford.

As well as the above he has reported for
BBC Breakfast
BBCWorld and Channel5Boxing.

Joe enjoys competing in triathlons (but hates training for them!) and started a website for reviewing races in 2012 – TriReview. He also presents triathlon coverage on Channel 4, Sky Sports and Eurosport.

As a self-confessed film geek, Joe reviews movies on 10SecondReviews.co.uk which is a website he set up with a university friend.

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