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Meet the team

 

 

 

Our team may be small, but we have a dedicated and talented bunch of people helping to deliver our quality content.

 

 

 

PAULA FOWMES

 

Station Manager

 

Paula has been Station Manager at FITV since it very first began in March 2011, apart from a year's break when she took charge of advertising.

 

Paula has always had an interest in photography and filming. She also writes fiction under pen names: Rita Seagull and Deason May.

 

 

HANNAH NEWTON

 

Current Member

 

Hannah is from Surrey and studied Journalism at Falmouth University.

 

She arrived in the Falkland Islands in March 2018 and is loving life in the southern hemisphere meeting lots of new and interesting people.

 

 

 

KYLE KNAPPET

 

Current Member

 

 

 

 

OLLY

 

Current Member

 

Oliver is from Yorkshire and studied Geology with Ocean Science at Plymouth University. Having taken a gap year living in Tanzania, he graduated with a MA in Producing Film and Television.

 

He has thrown himself into life in the Falklands, joining the Short Matt Bowls team and taking part in the first archaeological dig at Bennett’s Paddock.

 

 

TOM MANSELL

 

Current Member

 

Tom has been working at FITV through the Falkland Islands college. His role is mainly 3D graphic design, incorporating these skills into animation, with the famous 3D sheep being his speciality.

 

Tom aspires to study animation in the UK in the future.

 

Our previous team members have gone to work for companies such as MTV and ITV.

 

 

 

THOMAS STOCKTING

Graduating from the University of Sheffield with a BA in Journalism Studies, Thomas wanted to combine his eagerness for travel and the opportunity to hone his skills.

 

Arriving in early 2017, Thomas has signed on for another year as he hasn’t had quite enough of all the penguins and albatross... and seals...

CAITI BEATTIE

From the Scottish Borders, Caiti graduated from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh with a BA (Hons) in Media Studies.

 

Caiti has already thrown herself into life in the Falklands, taking part in the recent panto as well as joining a hockey team.

CHRISTOPHER WATTERS

After graduating with a Master in Broadcast Journalism, Chris found himself looking for adventure and he found it working for FITV.

 

“I’ll miss the Falklands, I made some great friends and had an amazing time, plus how often do you get to see penguins and seals when walking down the road? Very rarely in Glasgow.”

MICHELLE WINNARD

After graduating from the University of Salford with a Masters in Wildlife Documentary Production, Michelle was looking for her next challenge, and she found it at FITV.

 

With less than six weeks between Michelle's interview and her plane leaving for the Falklands, she was usually found filming wildlife or drinking coffee.

Traighana Smith

Living and working in the Falkland Islands was never something that this Lossiemouth native imagined she would do.

 

When the opportunity presented itself she thought it sounded like a great adventure, and what an adventure it has been.

James Page

Graduating from Bournemouth University, James took his degree in Television Production and moved straight to FITV.

 

He loved the variety of the role and was usually  found either holding a camera and a cup of tea, or at his desk editing surrounded by an army of snacks.

Federica De Caria

 

Federica studied International Journalism in London where she had the chance of interning for the Independent, the Financial Times and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

 

It was in London that she also discovered her passion for video and documentary

Stephen Hope

"What I love about the Falklands is its tight community, beautiful landscapes, and relaxing atmosphere. Although relaxing, there is always something going on and FITV has helped me hone my skills as a presenter, cameraman, and everything in-between. And most importantly confidence in myself."

Jake Dix

After moving to London, I graduated from Buckinghamshire New University in 2012 with a degree in Film & TV Production.

 

FITV has allowed me to test myself in new ways, in terms of moving away from my comfort zone and challenging myself in a new environment while learning more about TV production. The position at FITV is a unique opportunity.

 

Milda ŠukytÉ

Before I came to the Falklands, I worked in the production of films, advertisements, corporate videos and music clips in Lithuania.

 

TV news and factual production was a new area but FITV gave me every opportunity to learn about it. Here I got a chance to try different roles, including those that I wouldn't have thought of before!

 

Glen College

Since leaving the Falklands Glen has been working in the North East of England for an independent production company, and as an editor on a children's show. As a reliable camera operator he has been employed by FITV since leaving the island to film sporting events around the world.

 

 

 

Paul Zeller

During his time at FITV, Paul was a reliable camera operator and editor and it is no surprise that he has been an assistant editor for sports highlights with a major UK broadcaster and now works at MTV.

Sophie Dulson

Since leaving FITV, Sophie has worked for the nationwide media network, Global Radio, as a broadcast journalist, sourcing news for Capital, Heart and Smooth FM. She went on to work for ITV in Jersey.

Caroline Scott

Caroline Scott is the senior reporter at Journalism.co.uk, a website based in Brighton that provides tips, advice and analysis for journalists worldwide. She was employed to improve the organisations video output, so is enjoying filming, editing and presenting the website's footage.

 

 

Hannah Smithson

On leaving FITV, Hannah joined the magazine Soul & Spirit as deputy editor for Aceville Publications.

Josh Saunders

During his time at FITV, Josh not only took part in FITV’s first live broadcast, but also got the opportunity to report from uninhabited islands off the coast of the Falkland Islands as part of a week long trip on the Golden Fleece. Josh is currently a features writer at Caters News Agency.

Daniel McGill

Daniel had been working at FITV through the Falkland Islands Training Centre. His role was that of "Jack of all trades", being quite capable of turning his hand to filming, producing the various graphics required by the team and lending his voice to the show. He is currently studying Animation in the UK.

 

Sheri Willis

Sheri was the first FITV intern. She arrived in the Falklands and hit the ground running as her first report was when the results of the Referendum were announced in March 2013. Sheri now works as a reporter for the Western Gazette.

T. +500 22649

e. news@fitv.co.fk

 

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Meet the team

 

 

 

Our team may be small, but we have a dedicated and talented bunch of people helping to deliver our quality content.

 

 

 

PAULA FOWMES

 

Station Manager

 

Paula has been Station Manager at FITV since it very first began in March 2011, apart from a year's break when she took charge of advertising.

 

Paula has always had an interest in photography and filming. She also writes fiction under pen names: Rita Seagull and Deason May.

 

 

HANNAH NEWTON

 

Current Member

 

Hannah is from Surrey and studied Journalism at Falmouth University.

She arrived in the Falkland Islands in March 2018 and is loving life in the southern hemisphere meeting lots of new and interesting people.

 

 

 

KYLE KNAPPET

 

Current Member

 

 

 

 

OLLY

 

Current Member

 

Oliver is from Yorkshire and studied Geology with Ocean Science at Plymouth University. Having taken a gap year living in Tanzania, he graduated with a MA in Producing Film and Television.

He has thrown himself into life in the Falklands, joining the Short Matt Bowls team and taking part in the first archaeological dig at Bennett’s Paddock.

 

 

TOM MANSELL

 

Current Member

 

Tom has been working at FITV through the Falkland Islands college. His role is mainly 3D graphic design, incorporating these skills into animation, with the famous 3D sheep being his speciality.

 

Tom aspires to study animation in the UK in the future.

 

Our previous team members have gone to work for companies such as MTV and ITV.

 

 

 

THOMAS STOCKTING

Graduating from the University of Sheffield with a BA in Journalism Studies, Thomas wanted to combine his eagerness for travel and the opportunity to hone his skills.

 

Arriving in early 2017, Thomas has signed on for another year as he hasn’t had quite enough of all the penguins and albatross... and seals...

CAITI BEATTIE

From the Scottish Borders, Caiti graduated from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh with a BA (Hons) in Media Studies.

 

Caiti has already thrown herself into life in the Falklands, taking part in the recent panto as well as joining a hockey team.

CHRISTOPHER WATTERS

After graduating with a Master in Broadcast Journalism, Chris found himself looking for adventure and he found it working for FITV.

 

“I’ll miss the Falklands, I made some great friends and had an amazing time, plus how often do you get to see penguins and seals when walking down the road? Very rarely in Glasgow.”

MICHELLE WINNARD

After graduating from the University of Salford with a Masters in Wildlife Documentary Production, Michelle was looking for her next challenge, and she found it at FITV.

 

With less than six weeks between Michelle's interview and her plane leaving for the Falklands, she was usually found filming wildlife or drinking coffee.

Traighana Smith

Living and working in the Falkland Islands was never something that this Lossiemouth native imagined she would do.

 

When the opportunity presented itself she thought it sounded like a great adventure, and what an adventure it has been.

James Page

Graduating from Bournemouth University, James took his degree in Television Production and moved straight to FITV.

 

He loved the variety of the role and was usually  found either holding a camera and a cup of tea, or at his desk editing surrounded by an army of snacks.

Federica De Caria

 

Federica studied International Journalism in London where she had the chance of interning for the Independent, the Financial Times and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

 

It was in London that she also discovered her passion for video and documentary

Stephen Hope

"What I love about the Falklands is its tight community, beautiful landscapes, and relaxing atmosphere. Although relaxing, there is always something going on and FITV has helped me hone my skills as a presenter, cameraman, and everything in-between. And most importantly confidence in myself."

Jake Dix

After moving to London, I graduated from Buckinghamshire New University in 2012 with a degree in Film & TV Production.

 

FITV has allowed me to test myself in new ways, in terms of moving away from my comfort zone and challenging myself in a new environment while learning more about TV production. The position at FITV is a unique opportunity.

 

Milda ŠukytÉ

Before I came to the Falklands, I worked in the production of films, advertisements, corporate videos and music clips in Lithuania.

 

TV news and factual production was a new area but FITV gave me every opportunity to learn about it. Here I got a chance to try different roles, including those that I wouldn't have thought of before!

 

Glen College

Since leaving the Falklands Glen has been working in the North East of England for an independent production company, and as an editor on a children's show. As a reliable camera operator he has been employed by FITV since leaving the island to film sporting events around the world.

 

 

 

Paul Zeller

During his time at FITV, Paul was a reliable camera operator and editor and it is no surprise that he has been an assistant editor for sports highlights with a major UK broadcaster and now works at MTV.

Sophie Dulson

Since leaving FITV, Sophie has worked for the nationwide media network, Global Radio, as a broadcast journalist, sourcing news for Capital, Heart and Smooth FM. She went on to work for ITV in Jersey.

Caroline Scott

Caroline Scott is the senior reporter at Journalism.co.uk, a website based in Brighton that provides tips, advice and analysis for journalists worldwide. She was employed to improve the organisations video output, so is enjoying filming, editing and presenting the website's footage.

 

 

Hannah Smithson

On leaving FITV, Hannah joined the magazine Soul & Spirit as deputy editor for Aceville Publications.

Josh Saunders

During his time at FITV, Josh not only took part in FITV’s first live broadcast, but also got the opportunity to report from uninhabited islands off the coast of the Falkland Islands as part of a week long trip on the Golden Fleece. Josh is currently a features writer at Caters News Agency.

Daniel McGill

Daniel had been working at FITV through the Falkland Islands Training Centre. His role was that of "Jack of all trades", being quite capable of turning his hand to filming, producing the various graphics required by the team and lending his voice to the show. He is currently studying Animation in the UK.

 

Sheri Willis

Sheri was the first FITV intern. She arrived in the Falklands and hit the ground running as her first report was when the results of the Referendum were announced in March 2013. Sheri now works as a reporter for the Western Gazette.

T. +500 22649

e. news@fitv.co.fk

 

AIRPORT ROAD

STANLEY

FALKLAND ISLANDS