In episode 202 of The Just Checking In Podcast we checked in with journalist Angela Walker.

Angela has over 20 years’ experience as a news reporter including twelve years as a Senior Journalist with BBC News.

She now works freelance and has her own podcast ‘Angela Walker Reports’.

In this episode we chart her journalism journey, from a chance opportunity to go on local radio to talk about the motorcycle company she was working at as a receptionist, to working for North Norfolk radio, to moving to Moscow to work for Russia Today when it was first created.

For industry issues, we discuss the cuts that have been made to local journalism in recent years and the impact that has had on holding politicians to account across the country.

For Angela’s mental health we discuss motherhood and the discovery she made after childbirth where pregnancy caused her to discover she had a condition called hypermobility syndrome. We discuss the long battle she fought to be taken seriously with this condition, getting treatment for it and the impact it’s had on her physical and mental health.

We finish by discussing balancing motherhood with a career, why she strives to juggle both as best as she can to be a role model for her daughter and to educate her about the stories she covers.

As always, #itsokaytovent

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