Chris Jackson Presenter, Inside Out, North East & Cumbria
This is where I'll reveal some behind-the-scenes goings-on and share my thoughts on the stories we cover
Chris was born in Newcastle and is proud of his roots. His family moved to Germany when he was five and didn't return until it was too late to pick up a proper Geordie accent.
He started his broadcasting career in the Midlands and Wales, before returning home in 1986 to become BBC Radio Newcastle's Northumberland producer. He moved to Look North as a reporter, and later, presenter.
Chris became Inside Out's front man when it started a decade ago. His investigations have included exposés of racism within car parking attendants, illegal waste dumping, numerous fraudsters, and chaotic gun control within the police. He even had his own pet cat registered as a hypnotherapist.
He was named Presenter of the Year in 2007, 2010 and 2012 in the Royal Television Society NE & The Borders awards.