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About Michelle Ponting

Michelle has enjoyed a career in radio since she graduated from Padgate Campus in 1999.  Before joining the University of Chester she worked as a broadcast journalist at Manchester’s Key 103. In her 13 years there Michelle collected a number of industry awards – including a nomination at 2014's O2 Media awards and the award for ‘Best Interview’ at 2015's IRN awards. ‘A Wheel Manchester Gangster’ was an exclusive interview Michelle conducted with one of Manchester’s notorious gang leaders who scaled the big wheel in Manchester – he said he would only get down after speaking to Michelle and telling her his side of the story. Michelle covered the Manchester riots in August 2011 for Key 103 and also provided updates that night for Al Jazeera TV.

Michelle was one of the team that helped to set up Newlove FM – the short licence community radio station that was set up by the family of the murdered Warrington man Garry Newlove.




HND Media Production and Business

BA Radio Production and Business

MA Teaching, Learning and Broadcasting