About Entertainment News
Entertainment News’ coverage is recognised around the globe. We’re a gold winner at the European Radio Awards for Best Regular Showbiz Feature, while our award winning service has been a finalist at the prestigious Sony Radio Academy Awards.
The Radio Academy’s Radio Production Awards has recognised Entertainment News’ content, making it a finalist in the Best Entertainment Producer category.
The busiest bodies in town, Entertainment News also undertake special projects including the MTV EMA, where we make our material available to any radio station around the world, including those who do not take our service, free of charge.
One-minute self-contained, fully-produced, entertainment audio bulletins are provided four times a day at key times during breakfast, morning, lunch, and drive day-parts. Listen to a selection of our reports on audioBoom here: https://audioboom.com/channel/audioboomentertainmentnews.
A dedicated team of journalists and presenters source, interview, and distribute text, audio and video packages from the world of film, music, television and theatre.
For all queries please contact Entertainment News' Managing Editor Jade Bowyer
T: 44 (0)207 453 2650
M: 44 (0)7876 500 550
Jade Bowyer, Managing Editor
Entertainment News’ Managing Editor Jade has more than ten years experience in radio newsrooms across the country for companies including BBC, Global, TLRC and Tindle Radio. A graduate of the highly-acclaimed Multi Media Journalism degree course at Bournemouth University which is recognised by the NCTJ, BJTC and PTC, Jade also holds NCTJ preliminary qualifications, the industry kite-mark for journalists.
In the early stages of her career, Jade was part of the IRN Award-nominated team at Town 102 in Suffolk. Part of the Entertainment News team for four years, she initially took the role of Television Editor, overseeing the team’s output on TV shows and ceremonies such as National Television Awards, TV BAFTAs and Soap Awards, before stepping up to become Managing Editor in 2015.
A regular on the red carpet, Jade has interviewed everyone from Mick Jagger to Ed Sheeran, Helen Mirren to Simon Cowell. Career highlights for Jade include covering the MTV European Music Awards in countries including Amsterdam, Glasgow and Milan, distributing content worldwide, with Entertainment News as MTV’s official partner.
Carla Battisti, Music Editor
Want to know what cartoon character Eddie Redmayne fancied as a kid? Or what Hugh Jackman’s most disappointing Christmas present was? Just ask Carla. From the comical to the confessional, she has a natural ability to strike up a rapport. So whether it’s Tom Cruise telling Carla he makes a great cuppa, or Carole King reminiscing about her days living in Belfast, Carla’s interviews are often heart warming, sometimes shocking, but always entertaining.
Before carving a career as a broadcast journalist, Belfast born Carla’s background was in PR and television. Previous to that, her studies at universities in Ireland and the USA included subjects ranging from history and politics, to public relations and international marketing, and even scuba diving.
Since arriving at Entertainment News as Music Editor Carla has attended events such as the MTV EMAs, BRITs, NME Awards, Mercury Prize, The Ivor Novello Awards, Q Awards and many more. She has secured exclusive interviews with music legends such as Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, The Pet Shop Boys, Barry Manilow, Sinead O’Connor and Dolly Parton. Carla has featured on Sky News Sunrise as a guest entertainment contributor.
Fae Clerey, Film Editor
After studying Multi-Media Journalism at Bournemouth University Fae went on to work for BBC Guernsey, where she presented and produced radio shows as well as working as a TV journalist and news reader. After five years at the BBC Fae made the leap to London and joined Entertainment News.
Fae had the immense pleasure of interviewing Channing Tatum on her first day and it’s been onwards and upwards ever since. Fae became Film Editor soon after starting and has got stuck into the world of movies. She’s interviewed the likes of Johnny Depp, Ricky Gervais, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kate Winslet, Colin Farrell, Bradley Cooper and Charles Dance to name just a few. She was also part of the Entertainment News team who covered the MTV EMAs in Milan and has covered the BAFTAs and London Film Festival.
Francine Jordan, Television Editor
Francine joined the team from the sunny island of Jersey where she was working as Breakfast Producer for the BBC. Francine has worked a number of music festivals as a live reporter, spent time at ITV and fashion magazine More!, and broke a number of exclusive stories as newsreader for the BBC.
Since joining Entertainment News, Francine has interviewed a number of famous faces including Game of Thrones and Hunger Games star Natalie Dormer, Ryan Reynolds and the cast of Deadpool, and Hollywood's Steve Carrell. She's been on the red carpet for Creed (with Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan) and The Revenant where she interviewed Tom Hardy, Alejandro Inarritu and Will Poulter.
Francine's a big music fan and recently reported from the NME Awards red carpet where she spoke to The Maccabees, Wolf Alice, Foals, Yoko Ono and The Libertines. She's also met and interviewed The Apprentice finalists, the cast of Geordie Shore and Cuckoo's Taylor Launter and Greg Davies.
Emma Williams, Journalist
Emma joined Entertainment News after working across some of south Wales’ biggest commercial radio stations, including The Wave and Swansea Sound, Nation Radio and Town and Country’s west Wales county stations. While working as Nation Radio’s breakfast newsreader, Emma became a regular co-host on the Big Welsh Wake Up and and co-presented Madness’ gig at Chepstow racecourse in July 2015.
As well as working in radio, Emma’s also worked as a freelance contributor to MTV UK News online, and previously worked as a researcher for Welsh-language production company Green Bay on their S4C series, DNA Cymru. Emma also occasionally contributes to Ifan Evans’ C2 show on BBC Radio Cymru.
Since joining the team, Emma’s covered some of the biggest red carpet events, including the Spectre royal world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall, the European premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the 2016 BRIT awards and National Television Awards.