I’m Chris Dabbs and I am a freelance broadcast journalist and Newsreader and a full-time professional voiceover artist with over 10 years of experience in TV, radio and corporate.
I am a radio newsreader for Times Radio, TalkRADIO, TalkSPORT and Virgin.
As a Newsreader and Broadcast Journalist, I self produce half hourly news bulletins using and sourcing programme clips and other national news sources.
I am BJTC accredited and hold a first class BA(Hons) in Multimedia Broadcast Journalism and I am currently studying for my MA Journalism so I can also be NCTJ accredited.
My broadcast journalism experience includes newsreading, self-op overnights, podcasts, social media storytelling and self-shooting regional local political TV news including election coverage.
I have created an extensive source/contact book of London & south-east England based business leaders, local councillors, council officers, police and MPs all of whom trust me and are happy to be interviewed.
My producing skills include having an excellent sense of what is news and a real love of chasing down a story to find the main characters and then making contact by telephone/email and bidding for Zoom, radio or on-camera interviews.
I am available for freelance work in:
TV or radio newsrooms as a researcher/producer
GV filming and interviewing across the South East at short notice.
Please see below to download demos of my TV, radio and voiceover work.
My technical offer is:
– Broadcast Journalism
– Using IRN, PA and guest clips to create news.
– Experience of overnight self-ops with Zetta
Professional home-based voiceover studio with the ability to receive direction via ipDTL, Source-Connect, Skype, Zoom, Facetime etc
Commercial and narrative work
Video dubbing with output to H.264
Video editing via Adobe Premiere Pro and FTP/Wetransfer/Google Drive/Dropbox
Microphone: Neumann TLM103
Adobe Premiere Pro
TV chromakey studio setup for recording or live links via Zoom/Skype.
BA(Hons) Multimedia Broadcast Journalism – BJTC accredited
Self-shooting ability via MOJO kit. Including lights, gimbals, radio mics, ENG mics.
Sony AX53 4k camcorder with Saramonic audio interface to allow 2 x XLRs and 2 x 3.5mm to mix down to a single stereo input.
Multi-camera MOJO based live streaming capability via 4G **Not LiveU or WMT – 1 x SIM only** RTMP compatible.
RØDE Reporter Dynamic Microphone
RØDE Camera and Audio VideoMic
RØDE Wireless Microphone System
Recording/Podcasting via Rode Podcaster Pro – remote guest capable and mobile so onsite is possible. Up to 4 x onsite contributors + 2 x remote . Full suite of mics, cables etc