I’m Jen Thomas, a radio presenter, music journalist and copywriter. I can currently be heard covering presenting on BBC Radio Derby, and previously Virgin Radio Chilled, Virgin Radio Weekend Breakfast and Heart Yorkshire. I’m a highly experienced music journalist, and I write multiple music and entertainment interviews for the Metro newspaper every week. I also write for the Daily Star showbiz desk, NME, The Hook, Louder, The Forty-Five and virginradio.co.uk in addition to copywriting for Stylist Magazine. You can also see me on camera, interviewing bands for NME.
With over 20 years of interviewing, writing, and reviewing experience I can write quickly and efficiently, getting the best out of every interviewee or article. Want to commission me to write something for you? Right this way!
I’ve won numerous awards for my radio work, including 6 SRA awards with Gold for Best Female Presenter and Best Specialist Presenter, Silver for Best Journalistic and Best Chart Show amongst others. I was also nominated for four awards for my documentary, When The Music Stops at the SRA, BJTC and Mind Media Awards.
I graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a First class degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2018.
Hear my award winning documentary, When The Music Stops, here:
A sample of my award winning SRA entries:
I’m an experienced freelance journalist for music and lifestyle magazines, celebrity websites, local newspapers and more. I’m also available for copywriting adverts and advertorials.
At the age of 13 I taught myself HTML and set up an online music magazine, leaving school at 16 to undertake long term work experience at the Milton Keynes Citizen newspaper on the news and entertainment desks. I soon started to write for The Fly, Rock Sound, Big Cheese, AOL, Yahoo OMG, Things & Ink and others. Head here to see my current work from Metro and more.