Daniel Thomas. Journalist. Bristol born, Somerset bred, never a blue, always a red.

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first paid work was at a freesheet in London - 4am alarm and crashing on my cousin's wooden floor. Tough gig but learned a lot.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

My granddad used to have one so I used that for fun when I was really young.

What advice can you offer to aspiring journalists?

Be busy - do as much as you can early on. There are so many opportunities to learn and get better every day.