“The experts on findaTVexpert are currently contacted by members of the media – TV, Radio and print journalists – to comment on a subject relating to their expertise. But they also have fascinating back stories, fears & hobbies which journalists might be interested in for features. And if that’s the case, I’d be happy to help journalists find them by forwarding their requests to the experts and/or offering suggestions, angles and ideas,“ says Claire Richmond, ex TV producer and founder of

The back stories of the experts on are as varied and interesting as their areas of expertise. There are stories of triumph over tragedy, stories which you couldn’t make up and stories of unusual hobbies and fears. For example:

– Dr Manjir Samanta-Laughton has an irrational fear of embroidery. Dr Manjir is a Science, Spirituality & Black Holes Expert. Click here

– Gillian Kavanagh used aromatherapy to get through early menopause at the age of 37, stress, depression and a brother’s suicide. And when she was made redundant from her job as a Retail Buyer, decided to retain and follow her dream. Gillian is now an Aromatherapy & Wellbeing Expert. Click here

– Liz Shankland is a fashion & beauty writer and celebrity interviewer who sold her designer clothes on Ebay and bought a farm in Wales. Liz is now a Farmer, Agricultural Advisor & Pig Breeder. Click here

– Tim Bean was so overweight his doctors told him he wouldn’t live to see the age of 30. Tim is now a Physique Specialist. Click here

– Guy Watson starts each day with a 5 minute session on a tightrope to help him clear his head and focus his mind. Guy’s an Organic Farmer. Click here

– Penny Mallory was a tearaway child who left home at the age of 14 because of a family breakdown. She spent 18 months in homeless hostels and her life was spiralling out of control. Penny is now a TV presenter and Motoring/Rally Driving Expert & Motivational Coach. Click here

– Jessica Robbins used to be a size 24 and suffer from depression, chronic back pain and endometriosis. Jessica is now a Transformational Coach who helps people change their lives around . Click here

– Sarah Main front a soul covers band. When she’s not singing, Sarah’s working as a Molecular Scientist. Click here

– Amar Latif had lost 95% of his sight by the age of 20. But that didn’t stop him from setting up a business that gives blind people the chance to ‘see’ the world. Amar is a Blind World Travel Entrepreneur. Click here

– Kit Hammond is a miracle cancer survivor who went bald five times courtesy of chemotherapy. Kit is now a Laughter Coach. Click here

– Jackie Dunn beat her battle with breast cancer at the age of 51 and is now living her life to the full. Jackie’s a Financial Life Coach. Click here

– Joe Craig is banana-phobic. He’s also training for the World Snooker Championships in 2015. Joe is a Literary Expert & Children’s Author. Click here

– Dean Hodgkin would take up ballet if he had the chance to relive his childhood. Dean is a Fitness & Weight Loss Expert. Click here

– Lucy Wyndham-Read lost her fiancé – and childhood sweetheart – in Northern Ireland at the age of 22. It still affects her today and she struggles to commit. Lucy is an Ex Army Celebrity Trainer & Author, who has written 3 books despite being dyslexic. Click here

Journalists looking for case studies can call Claire on 020 8742 2541 or email with their request. And if journalists are looking for experts to comment on a specific subject, all they have to do is register for free ( on as a member of the media, do a search for the experts they’re looking for and contact them directly.

“This is a service which benefits everyone. It saves journalists time and it gives experts the opportunity to be featured in the press, which in turn increases their chances of being spotted by a TV researcher or development producer on the hunt for new ideas, studio guests, etc. It’s a true win-win situation”, added Richmond.

For more information:
Claire Richmond
020 8742 2541
Follow findaTVexpert on twitter: Click here

Note to editors: was set up by Claire Richmond, a TV producer with 15 years experience making & developing programmes and looking for experts. It’s designed to give experts who want to be considered for TV&Media opportunities the chance to showcase their skills and the projects they’re working on to the media and members of the media a fast & easy way of finding experts to comment on a subject or be part of a show.

Everyone with the skills, training and qualifications to prove they’re an expert in their field of business can register on findaTVexpert. From art therapists to zoologists and all the experts in between – forensic scientists, vicars, bailiffs, embalmers, personal finance advisers, marine biologists, dentists, detectives, designers, businessmen, tradesmen, etc – because you never know what the industry will be looking for next.

Experts pay £100 p/year to register their details (plus a one of £50 joining fee). Members of the media register and search the site for free.

FindaTVexpert is not an agent and doesn’t get involved with fees, contracts and negotiations. If experts have what the media is looking, for they contact them directly.