Ellen Manning

The week after I graduated from university, I started my first job on a local newspaper. That was in 2004.

Since then I’ve worked my way from cub reporter to national journalist, writing on everything from war to food for local, regional and national newspapers, magazines and online publications. As chief reporter at the Press Association I covered some of the biggest breaking news story of recent times. Now freelance, I write about a range of subjects from food to small business for titles including The i, The Guardian, Yahoo News UK, Speciality Food Magazine, Class Magazine and more.

Away from journalism, I use my years of experience to offer PR services to small businesses. I’m also a regular contributor to BBC Radio and write my own, award-winning food blog.