GP started in 2007 as a news desk intern. After a successful internship GP moved on
to work on the Media Desk (aka the library/archive team), and further progressed as an avid engineer. He
worked his way up and is currently the operations manager for the London News Bureau. As someone who
worked on the Media Desk, he demonstrated expertise with the Avid system and was instrumental in
transitioning the London newsroom from analogue to digital. GP is truly homegrown talent.
Emma started as a Desk Editor in 2012. After a successful run, she was promoted to
a Senior Desk Editor. In 2018, Emma jumped across the pond to join the Specials team in New York City.
Emma brought with her wide-ranging broadcast experience from Canada, where she had worked at CTV properties in
Toronto. This includes roles as a senior producer and show producer at a national 24-hour news channel,
the assignment desk, and an entertainment news show. Because of her leadership skills, she effectively
helped to anchor the assignment desk and was instrumental in our breaking news coverage spanning several major
terrorist attacks in the UK and Europe.
Shanshan started as a desk editor in 2012. Shanshan’s passion has always been
breaking news, and she brought to the London newsroom a fierce focus. Her ability to absorb the American
network sensibility meant she was very quickly able to learn how to identify and pitch the right content
to all the platforms. Shanshan went on to become an Associate Producer in the LA bureau in early 2016.
Alex started as an occasional freelancer on the assignment desk with nary a sense
of how a newsroom worked. For someone who had no real experience in the industry and no understanding of a
news organization the size of NBC News, he quickly learned how to navigate the complicated machinery that
is 30 Rockefeller, how to support the many diverse platforms and how to work with our US-based