Richard is the deputy northern news editor of the Sun.
He started in journalism 17 years ago and got his first job on the Metro after journalism college. He then moved to London and worked on the Guardian’s website covering politics before moving to the Express graduate scheme. Richard went undercover to expose poor security at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. He spent a year on the Daily Express in both Manchester and London before moving to New York to work for the National Enquirer. He moved back to London and worked for The London Paper for three years, becoming chief reporter, before going to work for the Sun six years ago.
Favourite book: The Circle by Dave Eggers
Desert Island Discs luxury item: Toothbrush
Best box-set: Friday Night Lights
Which living person do you most admire: Roy Keane
Guiltiest pleasure: A pint
Worst habit: Biting nails
What did you want to be when you were growing up: A footballer then a journalist
Best junk food: Big Mac
Most memorable interview: Wayne Rooney’s friends Jennifer Thompson and Helen Wood
Most extravagant purchase: An expensive watch