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TVNZ 1’s Europe cor­re­spon­dent Joy Reid

TVNZ 1’s Europe cor­re­spon­dent Joy Reid, who is based in London, cov­ered the May 19 wed­ding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

What I like most about work­ing over­seas

is… Hav­ing an amaz­ing ar­ray of new places to ex­plore and new peo­ple to meet, and be­ing im­mersed in world-chang­ing news. What I miss the most about home is…

De­cent cof­fee!

If I had to choose an­other ca­reer, I would

be… I ac­tu­ally don’t know. I love be­ing a jour­nal­ist and a mum – and I’m cur­rently both those things, so I’m pretty happy.

The item I would save from a fire is… My teddy given to me by my dad when I was two, and a let­ter given to me by my best friend just be­fore she died of can­cer. My favourite pas­time is…

Shop­ping kid-free… or play­ing with my chil­dren (aged four and two). I love see­ing them laugh.

My big­gest role

model is… I have many – but firstly my mum, who jug­gled be­ing a work­ing mum and hav­ing four chil­dren and taught me how im­por­tant it is to bal­ance both roles; also my hus­band’s Nan, who never fails to see the pos­i­tive in ev­ery­one and ev­ery sit­u­a­tion – I want to be like that. Ca­reer-wise, I look up to Hi­lary Barry – such a fab journo and a gen­uine and hon­est role model. I can never leave the house with­out… My

phone – I’m on call 24/7. My big­gest in­spi­ra­tion is… My faith and

fam­ily. The three words I would use to de­scribe me are… Joy­ful, tena­cious, em­pa­thetic. My best piece of ad­vice to my chil­dren would be… Be kind to ev­ery­one you cross paths with, and also to have dreams and then chase them. The qual­ity I ad­mire most in peo­ple is…

Hu­mil­ity and kind­ness. The bravest thing I have ever done is...

Ask­ing for help when I needed it.

My great­est fear is… Los­ing a loved one.

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