freelance journalist and photographer

Stevie Young LOPEZ

My Short Biography

 Born in Hong Kong to an English father and a Spanish mother, I spent the next fifteen years moving from one Emerging economy to another, mainly based in South America. After living in tropical climates for the majority of my life, it was only natural that I would then enrol at a school near Ipswich in Suffolk (East of England).

Completing GCSEs and A-Levels at Framlingham College, I travelled across the M4 to study Spanish and Italian studies at Cardiff University (Wales). This course also included a year abroad at the Universities of Barcelona (Spain) and Catania (Sicily) respectively. During this time my dissertations focused on the 'Feasibility of Catalan independence' and the 'Mafia's influence on Sicilian culture'. Following graduation, I started working at American market software company Bloomberg, initially through their graduate scheme before moving across to their financial news channel, Bloomberg Television.

At Bloomberg TV I worked across the morning shows; Countdown, On The Move and The Pulse (the most viewed business programme in Europe) as a guest booker and field producer. This meant working on location for events such as the 2015 U.K. General Elections, UN COP 21 in Paris and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. As well as this, I led our Business of Sports coverage, producing half hour specials with the likes of Bundesliga sides Bayern Munich and TSG Hoffenheim 1899. The highlight of this segment was our coverage of the FIFA Corruption scandal and 2015 Presidential Elections, as the producer on location at Zurich I produced a half hour special (titled 'the FIFA Scandal') which would be submitted by Bloomberg TV EMEA for the International Association of Broadcast Awards. 

On camera experience as a reporter includes providing daily European news summaries for Bloomberg's Spanish language affiliate channel, El Financiero. This led to other on air opportunities such as interviewing UKIP Leader Nigel Farage, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos. 

Outside of journalism, I am a long suffering Newcastle United supporter (and contributor to Newcastle United fan magazine 'The Mag') and generally follow most sports. As well as this I am an avid film fan, keen traveller (have visited over 50 countries) and have a big passion for foreign affairs and cultures. I speak English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese fluently.