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Jeff Zycinski

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Highland
Languages: English
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Jeff Zycinski is the former Head of Radio at BBC Scotland.  A graduate of the Centre for Journalism Studies in Cardiff, Jeff began his career a News reporter with Moray Firth Radio in Inverness before moving to Radio Clyde and then to the BBC.  After leaving the BBC in 2018 he penned two memoirs – The Red Light Zone and Travels from my Twilight Zone – in which he recounted his upbringing in the east end of Glasgow , his teenage passion for radio and his subsequent career in broadcasting.  He was described in The Scottish Review as "a supreme anecdotalist, an excellent journalist and a very accomplished writer."  Jeff now manages the Partnerships for Wellbeing charity in Inverness and co-presents the Ways to Wellbeing podcast.

Local authorities will visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events will deliver

Chairing events; Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Biography & memoir; Comedy, humour & funny books; Performance training

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups will work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+