Course Tutor

Lissa Cook

 

 

Lissa has a wide range of experience in PR and journalism. Her career includes five years producing Radio 4's flagship live news programmes - 'The World at One' and 'PM' and two years making documentaries and investigative reports for BBC networks including 5 live and The World Service
Prior to that she worked as Senior Press Officer for the Liberal Democrats dealing directly with national newspaper political editors and broadcasters through the 2001 general election. Her first job was working as special adviser for former President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, at his Paris-based think-tank.
Lissa also has experience of PR and journalism within the sport and leisure industry; she’s now working for the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Cliffhanger Outdoors Festival as well as the Community Sports Trust's flagship project Derbyshire Village Games, promoting grassroots sports in the run-up to the Olympics and beyond. She’s passionate about social media having launched BBC Radio 4’s PM blog with Eddie Mair which won the 2007 Sony Gold Interactive award. She also writes freelance for a range of publications and can from time to time be heard reading the news on her local radio station High Peak Radio.