Following OV Cameron Walker’s (Os 08-15) virtual talk to Fourth Form pupils earlier this year about his career in journalism, we were delighted to hear that it has gone from strength to strength.
Cameron has moved on from his role with ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ to become a producer for GB News, a British television news channel launching this year that will provide a mix of news, opinion and debate as opposed to the traditional ‘rolling news’ format of other news channels.
In addition, Cameron is now a newsreader for Gaydio, a radio station for the UK’s LGBT+ community. Recently Cameron interviewed MP Elliot Colburn on the abolition of conversion therapy, which at that point had not been officially banned. It is worth noting, however, that in the Queen’s Speech this week, it was announced that the government has confirmed it will take steps to ban conversion therapy.
Cameron commented: “I am incredibly excited to join a brand new television channel which will challenge traditional methods of making TV news, and will include voices from all over the United Kingdom. I am also pleased to continue reading the breakfast news on Gaydio, which helps hone my broadcasting skills and allows me to highlight issues for the LGBT+ community.”
Cameron is a super advocate of the King’s Bursary Programme, having received bursarial support to attend King’s. Cameron was interviewed, whilst being a trainee at ITV’s studios, and you can listen to him here.
Cameron is a huge supporter of the power of a bursary place at King’s, saying, “Academically, the teachers push you to be the best you can possibly be. That work ethic helped me at university and with work experience to eventually get a job in this industry….. I know if I didn’t have a bursary that my parents couldn’t have afforded to send me to King’s and if I hadn’t gone to King’s I wouldn’t be sat where I am now. Those life skills that King’s taught me, the work ethic, and the ability to be confident and give the best you can came from my experience at King’s. So bursaries are so important and giving more and more people the chance to come to schools like King’s is really necessary.”
Well done Cameron on your superb career trajectory!