About Roz DeKett

The mirror that used to reflect Charles Dickens ... reflecting me, at the The Charles Dickens Museum in Holborn, London. Photo: Roz DeKett

The mirror that used to reflect Charles Dickens … reflecting me, at the The Charles Dickens Museum in Holborn, London. Photo: Roz DeKett

I’m a writer, editor, and former journalist with a background in newspaper and BBC radio reporting (known then as Roz Kay).

In the UK, I worked as a reporter on The Journal in Newcastle upon Tyne and on the Liverpool Echo. I was a reporter, producer, and news editor for BBC Radio Manchester, and a producer for the original BBC Radio 5.

My writing has appeared in Cricket magazine and in the York Literary Review, here.

I have a BA Hons in English Literature and History from the University of Leeds, where I worked on the student newspaper and launched myself into journalism by interviewing the author Roald Dahl, entertainer Tommy Steele, the England rugby union captain Bill Beaumont, and Olympic gold medal swimmer Duncan Goodhew, among others.

I live in Philadelphia, where I’m on the board of the Azuka Theatre. While growing up, I lived in Ghana, Borneo, and Canada as well as the UK. I’m English.

For a more detailed history, you can find me on LinkedIn here.

Follow me on Facebook here and follow me on Twitter here.

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