Lincoln graduate gets Olympic role

A Lincoln graduate will be reporting on the 2012 Olympics as a “BT Storyteller“, after beating thousands of other hopefuls to the job.

Tom Mallion, 22, will have privileged access to report on the Games, capturing their spirit and excitement through his films, his blog and Twitter.

He graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2009 with a first class honours degree in Media Production.

Mallion said: “I am passionate about the Olympics and the impact it’s going to have on our capital city. To be part of this incredible event is going to be a privilege.

“I can’t wait to get started and I understand that BT are pooling together people from all across the country including celebrities and athletes to help publicise the games and what they mean to our country.”

His career kick-started while studying for his degree. He made a number of successful documentaries and short films, winning, with a group of fellow students on his course, two prestigious Royal Television Society Awards.

He now works in TV advertising.

Chris Hainstock, Mallion’s former lecturer, said: “We are extremely proud of the fact that one our graduates is one of the lucky 100 people who will help bring the spirit of these momentous Games to the world.

“Given Tom’s talents, we’re expecting some really interesting and colourful coverage of the Olympics. We wish him the all the best.”

Source: University of Lincoln | Image: Ben Taylor Afridi