What I love most is telling stories, and the challenge of doing that on different platforms.

Portrait of Miriam Walker-Khan
Miriam Walker-Khan
Freelance Journalist
MA Broadcast Graduate
Miriam Walker-Khan is a freelance reporter, writer and presenter, who studied MA Broadcast at The University of Sheffield.

I'm a freelance reporter, writer and sometimes presenter - so every day is very different! Each week I work on different things, but I mainly work at BBC Sport in the Sports News department. However I also present VTs for Match of the Day (the community features) and Football Focus. I tend to work on stories or projects and do them multi-platform for TV, radio and online articles. I also work for SEASON zine and recently I've written for the New York Times, Red Bull magazine, Men's Health and have presented a bit more, including the Premier League Black List ceremony. I'm also one quarter of the brand new Question of Sport podcast which is my first podcast role and a LOT of fun! We talk about weird and wonderful stories from the world of sport and are often joined by sport stars. There's a lot of research involved and I love how creative and geeky it is!

I do a lot of big project work at the BBC, for example in 2020 and 2021 I was the Editorial Lead for Black History Month and led the department's coverage of it - we produced a piece of content each day of the month which was amazing. In January 2022 I produced a documentary on figure skater John Curry for LGBT+ History Month which aired on BBC News and BBC World.

The joy of my work is that each day is  different, and I get to meet and chat to some amazing people. But what I love most is telling stories, and the challenge of doing that on different platforms.

Portrait of Miriam Walker-Khan

When I graduated my first job was the Where it Begins internship at Radio 1/1Xtra and Radio 1, then I got a place on the BBC's Journalism trainee scheme in 2017/18. After that finished I got a role as an AP at BBC Sport TV News, and after a year and a half went freelance. Then I worked for BBC Radio London where I presented and reported on the Women's Sport show which came from an idea I pitched. After a few months the pandemic hit and I didn't have any work for a few months, then I worked for about 4 months for Newsround which was amazing! Since then things have picked up a lot and I'm back to being busy!

The MA Broadcast course helped me massively. I basically knew nothing about journalism or the world of journalism, and the course was so practical with the news days and all the workshops, we learnt skills that I use every day in my job now. Also the guest speakers were all incredible and really opened my eyes to the world of media and all the different roles in it. 

For me the highlights were all the practical work I did - the portfolio work, the news days and taking ownership for our individual work while working in a team on the news days. It was also just really fun and I made friends for life on the course!

The course was so practical with the news days and all the workshops, we learnt skills that I use every day in my job now.

Miriam Walker-Khan

MA Broadcast

I couldn't pick a highlight, but all the practical skills we learnt were the best thing about the course for me, as well as learning about the experiences of our lecturers who had years of experience in journalism. The whole course prepared me really well for what the world of journalism is really like.

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