Joe Tidy – Broadcast Journalist
Joe is a correspondent for Sky News based in Osterley, London. He started in October 2013 and covers all topics related to Home News with a particular interest in social affairs and technology. An adventurous self-shooter, Joe is known for travelling either alone or in a small team to get to the heart of stories at home or abroad.
In 2007 Joe 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. In 2009 he 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 November 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’.
In October 2011 Joe went full time with CBBC Newsround which coincided with the BBC move up to Media City in Salford.
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 in 2008.