Biography

Colin Stone is a Scottish TV presenter and broadcast journalist with over a decade of live broadcast experience.

 

Making his television debut at the age of 22, Colin has gone on to report live from the likes of the Scottish independence referendum, the devastating Glasgow School of Art fire in 2018 and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. He's anchored close to 1,000 live televised news bulletins, reported in over 750 live TV segments and read more than 2,000 radio news bulletins. 

 

Before a move to presenting and voiceovers, his most recent journalism role was as Senior Reporter for Radio Clyde News in Glasgow. Previously, he was a reporter and news anchor for national broadcaster STV.

 

Colin currently works as a senior trainer with Pink Elephant Communications, teaching people how to deal with television and radio interviews. His freelance status also allows him to work for the likes of Up Next Studios, Apollo Currency, Pronunciator.com and STV Creative.

 

Prior to joining Scottish Television News, Colin helped launch STV Glasgow as one of the channel's main faces. On the flaghship programme 'The Riverside Show', Colin notched up live TV segments every single weeknight covering news, sport, cultural festivals and local events, as well as conducting some high-profile interviews. Colin also made appearances on STV Channel 3 programmes The People's History Show, Scotland's City Safari and Edinburgh Fringe Festival before moving on to STV News in January 2016. 

 
Colin is a BJTC and NCTJ-accredited broadcast journalist who - prior to his career in television - worked for a number of media outlets, primarily in radio. After freelance stints with the likes of Sky Sports News, Real Radio and the British mainland's most northerly newspaper the John O'Groat Journal, Colin joined Clydebank radio station YOUR Radio as a newsreader and journalist, which occasionally extended to featuring on the flagship breakfast show with LBC's Darren Adam. 
 
On top of this, Colin has carved a niche for himself in the world of voiceovers and music. After co-founding and subsequently hosting the weekly European football podcast Jumpers for Goalposts for over two years - garnering over 20,000 SoundCloud followers in the process - Colin has gone on to do voiceovers for the likes of VisitScotland, Crerar Hotels, STV Creative, KCA Deutag, RP Alba Ltd and countless others. He also co-hosts a weekly entertainment podcast called Seesaw Parade in which he discusses news, movies and reviews. 
 
Colin's ability as a musician has allowed him to contribute to a number of recordings from around the world, as well as pursue his own side projects. In recent years, he has played the banjo, guitar and fiddle - all from his own home-based studio - to complete tracks by musicians from the United States, New Zealand and the UK. He has also written and recorded over 60 original songs in various genres since 2011 - click here to read more.
 
With his skills in journalism, television presenting and voiceover work, Colin has gone on to host a number of corporate and private events. Since 2014, he has hosted everything from the Hard Rock Rising Scottish Final to a chicken wing eating contest in Glasgow's Topolabamba. He's compered a classical and choral music concert held in memory of the late David Munro at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, as well as judged Glasgow's Best Burger on three occasions. He's also taken on the role of spokesperson for crypto startup Apollo Currency, which you can read more about here.
 
As evidenced by his success in the media, Colin is a dedicated and experienced professional who thrives in every aspect of his work, be it as a television presenter, news reader, reporter or media trainer. 
 
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