Women in Journalism Intern Um-E-Aymen Babar returns this week to spotlight incredible women journalists.

This week I’ve nominated ITV journalist and producer Ciara Cohen-Ennis. Ciara started at ITV Wales five years ago on the traineeship scheme and has spent her time working across news and programmes as well as doing an attachment working at the network newsroom in London.

Ciara worked as a producer and director on the Welsh Lives and Wales This Week series. The first programme she produced was on the devastating impact of the floods across Wales following Storm Dennis.

During the pandemic, she launched and produced ITV’s first ever bespoke podcast, The New Normal with Adrian Masters, where the political editor spoke to politicians and public figures about issues from lockdown to privilege, including a special episode where Ciara reported from Green Man festival. Ciara then produced Face To Face, a TV chat show with Adrian Masters.

 

More recently, Ciara has been the producer and part of the team that has launched a brand new TV series – arts show Backstage, which includes a special outside broadcast episode at an arts and literature festival in Llantwit Major. In her role as producer for the show, Ciara interviewed contributors, film and edit reports, commission stories and come up with ideas for guests and packages.

 

Speaking about this series, Ciara said: “It’s been challenging but really fun and I’m very proud of the team and what we’ve achieved. There will be a second series coming later this year.”

Alongside this, Ciara works as a content editor for ITV Wales at Six news. This involves news editing, planning and working on our digital content. She is also part of the Creative Access Scheme where she works as a mentor helping others get into the media industry.