Television Journalism

“Save the broken hearts: series”, Gem O’Reilly Journalism

The Undiagnosed:

Gem O’Reilly investigates heart conditions, and the lack of knowledge to the public regarding young people and potential loss of life. Broadcasted on Quays TV News, British Heart Foundation and Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Featuring: Tanni Grey-Thompson & Andy Burnham

Life-saving Defibrillators:

Keep the Beat:


Presenting on Quays TV News, Gem O’Reilly Journalism

A showreel of presenting throughout university.

“Alex Reid stars in panto”, Gem O’Reilly Journalism

An individual story, covering Alex Reid and Andrew McGuire, starring in Manchester pantomimes throughout Christmas 2016. Live interview on Quays TV News.

“Can grammar schools be inclusive?” Gem O’Reilly Journalism

A package created with the initiative to debate and explore the prospect of equality within the education system. Interviewees provide a balanced outlook, as the first interviewee is a head mistress from a state school and the second is a head master from a private school.

“NOMA: the UK’s biggest redevelopment scheme”, Gem O’Reilly Journalism

Covering the infrastructure and business development of the Cooperative Group.Interviewees include CEO of the Cooperative Group and project manager of the NOMA project.

“William and Kate visit Manchester”, Gem O’Reilly Journalism

Following the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the University of Manchester. A story that exemplifies Manchester University’s newest construction and history, with the Royals commending such achievement.

“DIY SOS: Margaret’s Dream”, Gem O’Reilly Journalism

An individual human interest story, following the Lourdes group of the Salford Pilgrimage. The story of 60 volunteers building a cancer victim’s house in a matter of days.

“Alice & Henshaws Society”, Gem O’Reilly Journalism

A human interest piece, following the story of Alice Pennington, a sufferer of retinal disease. The tale of an inspirational teenager that combatted the difficulties of being registered blind from birth by helping others.


“The magic of The Great Manchester Run”, Gem O’Reilly Journalism

Reporting for Quays TV News on the inspirational stories involved in The Great Manchester Run. This piece was broadcasted and used by The British Heart Foundation.