If you’ve read an exclusive interview on Starts at 60 with one of your favourite celebrities, it’s very likely Rebecca Pocklington wrote it! Rebecca has a background in breaking national news, entertainment and lifestyle stories, having learned how to write at some of the world’s biggest and best newspapers.
Rebecca, who has a Bachelor of Media and Cultural Studies from Lancaster University, as well as a diploma from Britain’s National Council for the Training of Journalists, started her career in local newspapers in the UK, before holding roles at the Daily Mirror and The Sun. At The Sun, she was the associate digital showbiz editor – yes, The Sun takes celebrity stories so seriously, it has a whole ‘showbiz’ team! – which saw her chasing, writing, commissioning and editing stories about everything from our beloved royal family to the hottest stars on film and TV.
Rebecca escaped Britain’s dreary weather for sunny Australia two years ago and has been using her world-class skills to get great stories for Starts at 60’s readers ever since landing on our shores, with interviews with stars including Olivia Newton-John, Andre Rieu, Anne Hegerty from The Chase, Denise Drysdale, Jonathan Coleman, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Noni Hazlehurst, David Koch, Grant Denyer, Engelbert Humperdinck, Barry Du Bois, Don McLean and many more.
When she’s not talking to the stars or on the sides of the red carpet at entertainment events, Rebecca focuses on amazing real-life stories from over-60s in Australia and around the world. And she is the joint chief of staff with Jessica Galley in our newsroom, where she guides Starts at 60’s team of reporters in choosing and writing the best news stories every day.
If you’ve got a story you’d like to share with Rebecca, contact her at [email protected].