Journalist Of The Month


This month we asked Senior Writer from the MailOnline, Chloe Morgan the notorious Sunny Bird PR questions. Chloe writes real-life features for the website’s popular Femail section and can often be found running laps in her local park or throwing shapes to R Kelly's 'Ignition.’ Take it away Chloe…

1.         What are the 5 words that best describe you?

This is a tough one to answer without sounding arrogant! So of course, I took the easy option and asked the one person I can always count on to pay me a compliment - my boyfriend! He described me as beautiful, caring, selfless, hardworking and intelligent. What a way to make me big-headed!

2.         What magazine do you love reading and why?

This is slightly biased as I worked there for nearly four years, but it’s got to be That's Life! magazine. It’s a fab team to work with and plus, who doesn't love a Jeremy Kyle story?

3.         What is your favourite book?

This is going back a few years, but I really loved Of Mice and Men which I studied at school. When I went to New York I saw it on Broadway too and it completely lived up to my expectations.

4.         Which song makes you dance?

Anything by Sean Paul never fails to get my limbs moving - albeit it not in any rhythm. Another classic that always gets me on the dance floor is R Kelly's 'Ignition.’

5.         What has been your best career moment?

I applied for work experience at various magazines when I was in sixth form and had several rejections, so getting one of my first work experience placements at TV Choice was a big highlight for me. I made some great friends there who I still see today and am so grateful they decided to take a chance on me. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn’t have achieved all I have today.

Also, getting the job at Femail, MailOnline as Senior Writer is a massive highlight. The chance to feature a real-life story which has helped a lady raise vital funds for a lifesaving operation is just one of the many reasons that I love to write.

6.         What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?

Hard work and perseverance will pay off - even if it doesn't feel like it at the time. Starting out in journalism, I didn't know anybody in the industry and worried that I would never get my foot in the door. But through endless work experience placements and internships, I got there in the end and couldn’t be happier...

7.         Where are you happiest?

...but I could be even happier if was on a beach somewhere sunny with a Pina Colada in my hand! Or if money is tight, a run around my local park will do! After running the London marathon last April, a few leisurely laps at my own pace is a DREAM!

8.         Who would be your number one dinner guest and why?

David Attenborough. I've watched all of his documentaries (more than once!) and am fascinated with his career and how he has changed our outlook on the world. Stacey Dooley is a close second. I got the chance to interview her a while back and massively fangirled her - and I don’t even regret it!

9.         If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

To click my fingers and be ready for a night out, and to click them again and be ready for bed - with my make up off! It's always such a chore...

10.     If you had to ask us one question what would it be?

PR always seems like such a high-pressured job. How do you cope with the pressure of meeting your targets?

Alex: “Lots of lists and office Yoga!”

Jess: “Prioritise the most important tasks, make time for switching off and always ensure you have a generous stack of highlighters!”

Lizzie: “Being super organised and a whizz at prioritising.”

Rachael: “At lunch I try to have a 15-20 minute walk. I think it’s really important to reset your mind and refresh yourself for the afternoon.”

Laura: “I like to enjoy a nice glass of wine in the evening!”