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Michelle Ponting

Liverpool Screen School

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Senior Lecturer Michelle Ponting is an award-winning broadcast journalist with a background in commercial radio news.

She has spent much of her career in the North West working for stations owned by Bauer Radio. Michelle has been the Head of News at Rock Fm and Wire FM and deputy editor at Key 103 in Manchester, now The Hits radio.

Michelle continues to freelance in the industry.


2014, University of Chester, England, MA, WBIS - Broadcasting and Teaching and Learning
1999, University of Manchester, England, BA Joint Hons, Radio Production and Business
1997, Farnborough College of Technology, England, HND, Media Production and Business


The Higher Education Academy, England, FHEA

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Journalism, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present