About Jon Hunt

jon sheppeyJon Hunt is a BBC regional TV news reporter, and private pilot based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK.

A video journalist, Jon films, scripts and edits much of his own material, as well as reporting live from location.
He started his career in local radio in the late 80s, and transferred into regional TV in 2001.

Jon has specialised in investigative journalism, running an investigation unit at BBC South East.  He also produced and directed reports for BBC1’s prime time consumer shows Watchdog and Rogue Traders.

In his spare time, Jon plays the piano and enjoys cycling.  He also has a private pilot’s licence and gets great pleasure from taking his friends and family on short day trips away.

whitstableJon qualified as a private pilot in June 2013 after about 18 months of training, and sitting a series of exams.  His training was in a Cessna 152 two seater plane flying out of Biggin Hill Airport, just to the south of London.  Jon now flies a PA28, a 4 seater single engine plane.

Notable recent destinations include Cornwall, Dorset, and the Isle of Wight.  Since passing his PPL, Jon completed additional training, and has been issued with night and IMC ratings, allowing flight after dark, and in poor weather.

Jon is married, and is currently on adoption leave caring for a very lively young schoolboy.

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