Sam Downie - the One to Watch
Broadcaster and Performer Sam Downie has been working in Television, Radio, Stage and Film for nearly 20 years, he has a diverse body of work.
Reporting on Entertainment and Technology news for over a decade and a bit, Sam’s passion is making Technology, Gadgets and Software understandable, fun and useful for the average person and everyday family, yet satisfying the appetites of even the most tech savvy viewers with the latest in innovations. His Technology reports highlight the newest and cutting edge hardware gadgets, software and the OS, apps, 360 VR and services that can make anyone’s digital life easier, safer, and well.. more fun.
Sam Downie was born in Exeter (Devon, England). He was also born on-screen on ITV’s long-running Television drama Coronation Street playing the part of Tracey Barlow. But in real life, Sam Downie was raised and educated in Bristol (South West England).
Sam started his broadcast career in 1991 in Wellington, New Zealand at Radio ACTIVE 89fm, a long-standing Student Radio station. Upon returning back to the UK, Sam spent several years on and off screen at the BBC, acting in dramas such as hospital drama Casualty as well as the reboot of Doctor Who. By 2010, Sam ended up in Television production as an Assistant Floor Manager on shiny floor live Entertainment TV shows, in the bright lights of London with ITV, the BBC and Channel 4 on shows such as The Friday Night Project.
Sam Downie has been a guest on TV and Radio shows broadcast in the UK, New Zealand as well as the USA – such as CLICK (on BBC News & BBC World Service), BBC Introducing (on BBC Radio 1), Lorraine (on ITV), to MacBreak Weekly and This Week In Tech on the TWiT TV Network (in Petaluma, California).
Sam doesn’t just talk all things Technology, he talk’s Entertainment too his other passion in Films, Stage, Comedy, Topical/Current Affairs and Magic. He also talks about Disability awareness helping to highlight several areas. Sam can also drive a radio desk, basking live on-air, where he excels !
Sam’s hobbies include speaking at conferences, learning more about tech, taking part in Hack events, being an advocate for Epilepsy Awareness and Autism Awareness, being the UK Ambassador for Epilepsy Awareness Day and Expo held at Disneyland Resort in California. Sam also likes to do hiking, DJing in Bars and Clubs and making short films. Oh and investigative journalism and some activism in disability rights, data protection and human rights.