Like you, Newcastle is my city. It's the place I live, a place I love. My blood runs black and white. Having covered Newcastle United for the Shields Gazette and NewcastleWorld, I now find myself in charge of the whole operation. And as Editor, it's my job to shout from the rooftops just how beautiful this city of ours is. I was born in Newcastle, brought up on the banks of the Tyne in Wallsend and then moved to Killingworth. I know this area, I know what makes the people tick - and know what matters to Geordies like me. I'm proud to serve you. Before working for JPI Media in the North East at the Sunderland Echo, Hartlepool Mail and Shields Gazette, I worked as a football writer for the Dundee Evening Telegraph, a news reporter for the Newark Advertiser and started out life as a trainee at Sportsbeat, London.