Hazel Barrett is a professional news broadcaster with more than 30 years’ experience in regional and national television, print and radio. Before coming to Liverpool John Moores University, she worked as a television journalist and presenter for ITV Granada Television for 11 years.
Prior to working in television, Hazel worked as a radio reporter for BBC Radio London, Independent Radio News, Chiltern Radio and the English language department of the Dutch World Service in the Netherlands.
In addition, Hazel worked as a print reporter in London for newspapers including the Evening Standard, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People. Her reporting career began on the regional county newspaper, The Middlesex Chronicle.
Research for her Master’s degree explored the impact of professional work experience on trainee journalists.
Barrett HJ. Work placement learning: Journalism students' perception of its value Journalism Education, 3 :55-77