Twenty-seven-year-old ITV News Wales Journalist Paul Davies’ career is thriving. He has his dream job and recently scooped an ITV News newcomer award. But Paul’s route into journalism hasn’t been conventional. Unlike many of his colleagues in the industry, Paul didn’t study journalism. What makes Paul even more unique is when he isn’t in the newsroom working to deadline or covering breaking news stories, Paul is a carer.
Here he shares how applying for our Breaking into News programme run in partnership with ITV News helped him to take his first steps into this notoriously competitive industry and why he has now become a mentor on the very programme that opened the door to him.