Former BBC reporter, teaching, investigative and charity work
"I was offered a full-time job back at the BBC but decided to turn it down, because I believe journalism is about the pursuit of truth. Now we have the technology and the platforms on which to broadcast, my new purpose in life was to mobilise many voices not just front a few.’
Anna Brees worked as a journalist in regional TV newsrooms for 11 years. In her book "Making the News" she talks in detail about that experience and why in 2017, she was drawn to teaching others professional broadcast skills, rather than returning to the newsroom. "Having trained to become a psychotherapist, I became far more aware of my ego and agenda. With that introspection, I decided it was wrong to go back into TV news, while I could empower others instead."
Anna began her training business in September 2017 and has since trained over 500 students. She’s recently transferred this training online – which is available on Udemy and Vimeo.
Anna Brees believes in the enormous power of social media and citizen journalism to transform society for the next generation.
She devotes all of her time to teaching, investigative and charity work to help mobilise others to share their message via their smartphone devices.
She helps her students to produce professional output, guiding them on script writing, shot sequences, pieces to camera and who, what and where to speak to, to create compelling, fair and balanced reporting.
Anna is dedicated to investigative journalism that increases truth, transparency and accountability for those in power within the government and the mainstream media.