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Simon Keegan

SJR Class of 1997
Studied at SJR
A level English Language
A level Media Studies
BTEC Medieval Studies
Where after
Insider Media
Editor
On completion of his SJR studies, Simon secured full-time employment with The Reporter newspaper. Here he honed his craft as a journalist, eventually becoming Production Manager for The Big Issue and Sub Editor for The Metro. More recently he has been involved as a Broadcast Journalist for BBC Breakfast and is currently editor for Insider Media. Simon has had the opportunity to interview numerous high profile personalities including Andy Burnham and Gary Neville.
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