NorfolkLive launches with call for readers to say what matters most

The latest new launch from regional publisher Reach, NorfolkLive, launched last week, with a call for readers to help choose the topics it covers.

The new title is edited by Abigail Rabbett, who will also lead SuffolkLive, due to launch in the coming weeks.

Abigail said: “The day has finally come for us to launch NorfolkLive — and we couldn’t be more excited! A lot of hard work has been going on behind the scenes to create a new and exciting news website for Norfolk.

“We want NorfolkLive to be a fun and exciting place for interviews and features — as well as providing the biggest breaking news stories quickly and accurately.

Abigail Rabbett

“We want to champion the very best our county has to offer and report on the issues which matter to you. NorfolkLive is launching with a brilliant team, who are all passionate about loving our county.

“I know they will work hard to deliver vibrant content every day, that spans our entire county, in an interesting and exciting way. If you have a story to tell please get in touch, because every reader has a voice at NorfolkLive.”

A launch article on the site urges readers to share the types of stories they want to read.

A team of reporters and content editors has been recruited for the new launches.

Audience and content director at Reach in the South East, David Bartlett said: “Our hope is to offer a fresh perspective on life in Norfolk, with a broad appeal to readers across the county.

“In NorfolkLive readers can expect a brand that will champion with brilliant and vibrant storytelling at its heart. In keeping with Reach’s Live network ethos, the site will also have breaking live news at its heart.

“I’m really proud of the launch from the NorfolkLive team, the site looks fantastic and I can’t wait to watch it go from strength to strength.”

The new team hired so far incoude:

Amy Blunt, content editor for NorfolkLive. Amy previously worked at BBC Radio Norfolk and most recently as a communications officer for Norfolk County Council. She is currently renovating her home in Norwich.

Freddie Lynne, content editor for SuffolkLive and NorfolkLive. Freddie was previously a senior reporter for CambridgeshireLive, covering many high profile stories.

Matthew Senior, trainee reporter. Matthew graduated with a degree in Journalism from the University of Lincoln. He is based in the market town of Dereham.

Ashlea Hickin, trainee reporter. King’s Lynn born and bred, Ashlea graduated with a First Class degree in Journalism from the University of Lincoln.

Niamh Dann, Apprentice Life Writer. Niamh is an apprentice Life Writer for NorfolkLive and SuffolkLive, after studying history at the University of East Anglia. She will be bringing you the latest lifestyle and what’s on content from across the region.

Marc Betts, Engagement Producer Marc will be delivering exciting social media content for brand social media channels alongside important breaking news.

Michael Mutch, Norwich City reporter Michael was previously a live news reporter at HullLive covering breaking news across Hull and East Yorkshire.

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