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Simon Gilbert

Coventry / Warwickshire
Chief Reporter, Trinity Mirror — Coventry Telegraph
Covers:  british politics, english football, news, european football, local politics, rugby, current affairs, sky blues, bedworth, nuneaton, warwickshire, coventry city, warwick, coventry, british sport, soccer, leamington

Chief reporter at @CovTelegraph & @DailyMirror contributor. Father, husband, son. Author: 'Club Without A Home' Views mine

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Trinity Mirror reporter for the Coventry Telegraph. Born in Warwickshire, raised in Coventry.
Started in the media industry in 2007. Average hockey player, rubbish footballer.

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RT @jeremycorbyn: Cyrille Regis was a true hero of football. He helped change attitudes on the terraces and in society, while often b…
Nice to see Ryan Giggs starting his managerial career off in county football 👍🏻 #Grassroots
My very first memory is shouting Cyrille’s name while on my dad’s shoulders as a two-year-old during the 1987 FA Cup win open top bus parade. A very sad day. Thoughts with his family and friends.
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What was your first job as a journalist?

On a weekly paper called the Rugby Observer, based in Warwickshire.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Not in a professional capacity!

How is social media changing news?

It allows things to spread more quickly. So it's important for journalists to separate fact from fiction and engage with readers asap!


British Journalism Awards

2014 - Sports Journalist of the Year
Finalist for British Sports Journalist of the Year.

British Journaism Awards

2014 - Campaign of the Year
Finalist for Campaign of the Year.