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Last Updated: Tuesday November 09 2004 10:44 GMT

All about Lizo

NR presenter Lizo Mzimba
Since joining NR Lizo has reported on a wide variety of stories including the September 11 terror attacks in New York, Harry Potter book launches, as well as travelling to Iraq to report on how children there as well as here in the UK are being affected by the war there.

Here he tells us about himself.

Date of Birth

6 December

Brothers/Sisters

One, Zola - he's a surgeon

Hobbies

Going to the cinema

Favourite colour

Blue

Favourite Item of clothing

Denim jacket

Favourite band/artist

Girls Aloud, especially Nicola

How would you spend your perfect Sunday afternoon?

Watching Star Wars on my widescreen TV!

Favourite animal

Goldfish - because they are easy to look after

What are you scared of?

Snakes

Who/what makes you laugh?

Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter, Eddie Izzard, League of Gentlemen

What other jobs have you had?

Hospital Porter, Computer Operator, Film Reviewer

Favourite Actor/Actress?

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tori Spelling

Favourite Film?

Star Wars or Gregory's Girl

Favourite Food

Chips

Most embarrassing moment

Too numerous to mention

Favourite holiday destination

South Africa

Most memorable news story you've reported on

That would have to be September 11th in New York. It was a very upsetting and difficult story to do

What makes a good NR story

It has to be two things - something newsworthy as well as being interesting and relevant to young people

Advice to those children wanting to get into journalism

Write as much as you can, whether it's for your school newspaper or local rag. And apply for work experience wherever you can, it helps you get a foot in the door, as well as finding out what areas of journalism you think you're best suited to

Best advice ever given

'Just have a go!' If there's something you want to try, just do it

What makes you happy

Sunday afternoons lazing in front of the telly

Favourite gadget

My iPod

What's your biggest ambition?

To host my own film review show