Focus interview with Natalie Lisbona

Natalie Lisbona works on popular TV programmes as well as women’s weeklies, specialising in real life features. In this week’s Focus she tells us a bit more about her work and experience.

About your journalism

What do you write about?
I specialise in real life features and when required news stories.

Where are we likely to see your work?
Women’s weekly magazines such as Woman, Best, Bella, Full House and The Daily Mirror.

I also produce features for This Morning on ITV1 and programmes for The Wright Stuff on C5.

What’s the most memorable work you’ve done?
So many! One thing springs to mind was working on Kilroy, I loved the way the guests would get so passionate about the topics – I’ve got some hilarious memories from my time there.

Getting Yoko Ono on ITV1’s This Morning was a bit of a coup- she rarely does anything. And an article I wrote for the Mirror about a British woman marrying a murderer behind bars in the USA was fascinating. They fell in love over letters- I’m a sucker for a love story.

What interview or feature would you love the chance to do?
It would have to be Michael Jackson’s children Prince Michael I, Paris, and Prince Michael II.

About you:

How would you pay the bills if you weren’t a journalist?
I’d either be an M15 agent or if I didn’t make the grade I’d be trying to flog antiques.

If we gave you £1000, how would you spend it?
I’d love to be able to video my interviews and put them on my site so I’d invest in a good camera (and some good makeup!)

What books are on your bedside table, magazines in your bag, or blogs on your screen?
I’m in the middle of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. Toddler Taming by Dr Christopher Green is my survival guide at the moment. In my bag you’ll find Private Eye, Bella and Psychologies.

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