Despite my looks, I've only been a journalist for 28 years - spending most of them working for Guardian Media Group.
My fancy title means I steer the Channel L news team through the rocky waters of what's going on in Greater London every day.
I help to decide what stories we're going to cover, who and how we're going to cover them and what order they'll run in each evening's news show.
So, what qualifies me to do this? A GCSE from the school of hard knocks and a degree from the university of life help, but years of learning from my mistakes play a big part too.
The road to Channel L started on my hometown newspaper, the Rossendale Free Press, back in January 1978. Since then I've worked in Burnley, Blackburn, Salford, Tameside, Stockport and south London and then Belfast before heading back to London.
And how do I relax away from Channel L? I'm a season ticket holder at Burnley FC, and try to haul my fairly significant bulk on middle distance runs in the countryside near my home in Poynton.