Bev studied journalism at Harlow College in the UK. She achieve a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. After migrating to Australia at the end of 1984, she took up a Senior Journalist position with Cumberland Newspapers, based on the Parramatta Advertiser.
She has since worked on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and was a lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney.
Bev returned to Cumberland Newspapers (NewsLocal) and worked for 30 years covering all different mastheads, including Mosman Daily, Mount Druitt Standard and finally Hills Shire Times for the last 17 of those years.
Bev’s passion has always been local community journalism. She says “As a journalist, I have always seen it as my job to inform, inspire and involve. I am a passionate advocate for organisations and people making a difference to the world around them.
Connectedness is so important to the health of an individual but also to a community, no matter how small or large.