Jonathan loves music. But he’s also a journalist. He is happy to present a show that does music and news...The Breakfast Show on Radio Gibraltar. He also co-presents Sports Report on GBC television with Paul Grant (who he rates up there with porridge).
Jonathan's passion for music was evident from an early age. As a young child he was moved to imitate Michael Jackson’s moonwalk in one of the many impromptu shows presented by his sister Keri and their cousins at their regular family gatherings.
After a gap year in which he worked as a tennis coach and wrestled crocodiles in Australia with Ian and Matthew, he attended Loughborough University where he studied Psychology, met loads of brilliant people from all over the world and marvelled at the many international sports stars based there.
Then came GBC which Jonathan joined in 2005 as a freelance Presenter on Radio Gibraltar's Sunday Evening Show. After briefly returning to Loughborough University in 2006, he was was fortunate enough to be handed Radio Gibraltar's weekday Afternoon Show. Combining presenting with production work meant that he was now working at Broadcasting House full-time.
Having always loved sport, Jonathan jumped at the opportunity to get involved in sports reporting in early 2007. He has co-presented GBC television's weekly Sports Report program since then. He cites the 2009 Natwest Island Games in Aland as a real highlight!
Keeping in touch with what's happening in the world has always been important to Jonathan. He thoroughly enjoys his daily news gathering for "Focus with Gerard Teuma". He says, "you get a real buzz from being in the newsroom on a busy day!"
During early 2009, Jonathan was offered the chance to present a new format of the Breakfast Show. Being able to team up with Davina Barbara and Chris Clifton Psaila, and to be permanently sleep-deprived, proved irresistible.
Being aware of the prestige associated with being the first voice to come out of the little box in the morning, Jonathan feels priviliged to present the Breakfast Show and loves his job. He says getting up at 6 has never been so easy! He loves the show because it’s how he finds out what’s going on — sometimes the newsreader tells him, other times its the listeners who tell him.
If you listen to the Breakfast Show he would like to say thankyou, so drop him a line at email@example.com