Hello! My name is Jack, a journalist currently living in London with a particular specialism in showbiz and television. Mainly television. I watch lots of television.
My interest in journalism started at the end of high school. I’m not sure where it came from exactly, but I knew I wanted to be working in media. I’ve had an obsession with reality television for as long as I can remember and have been a gossip for even longer. Being able to combine the two and become an entertainment writer seemed like the natural fit – and I’m so glad I went down this path.
After college, I studied Magazine Journalism & Feature Writing at Southampton Solent and had a great three years. I graduated with a first-class degree and decided to pursue an MA. For this, I moved to Cardiff and studied Magazine Journalism at JOMEC at Cardiff University. Here I gained the confidence and skills to actually go out into the real world and get a job.
I’ve been at Daily Star Online since the end of 2015 and started as the Overnight Showbiz Reporter. In the summer of 2016 I rejoined the land of the living as a Television Reporter and have been there ever since.
The role allows me to write about my favourite things and has given me the opportunity to attend countless events, including interviews with some of my favourite names in television.
JackWetherill.co.uk is an extension of what I do for a living. Here I will write longer reviews and opinion pieces that I wouldn’t get to at work. It’s a place to allow me to still practice writing long-form and be a little more creative.
I also have a huge interest in video and have been working on a beauty and lifestyle YouTube channel since May 2017. As I work full time this sometimes takes a backseat, but it’s yet another avenue for me to express to creativity.
Thanks for stopping by, and don’t be afraid to get in touch!