Marie worked as a journalist in newspapers, radio and television for 25 years before moving into higher education. She began her career at the Peterborough Evening Telegraph before moving into local radio. After reading philosophy and economics at University College London she joined LBC/IRN as Deputy financial editor and spent the next fifteen years specialising in financial journalism at Thames Television, LBC and BBC Business Programmes. She was one of the BBC’s first regional bi-media business and industry correspondents and has won a Wincott Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism.
She has presented at conferences in Britain and abroad and for more than 15 years was closely involved with the body that sets the standards for and accredits broadcast journalism courses, the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC). She served as the organisation’s chair from October 2010 to January 2012