Q&A – Katy Sykes

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What is your name and current job?

Katy Sykes, Publicist at Comedy Central

What is an average work day like for you?

It’s such a varied role and every day is different (which is why I love it!). I write press releases to announce our exciting new shows, talk to journalists about our content, help to set up interviews with talent and liaising with the team at Comedy Central to ensure we have everything we need to promote our shows to the press.

How long have you been with the company?

8 months!

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Doing press interviews with Alfonso Ribeiro aka Carlton from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air! Hearing the origins of the Carlton dance straight from the horse’s mouth was amazing.

Who or what inspired you to pursue this as your career?

When I was 17 and adamant I was going to be a marine biologist (turns out you don’t actually swim with dolphins all day every day, who knew?!) my mum told me I had the gift of the gab and would be better suited to a life in PR. I’ve always wanted to work in TV and have been fortunate enough to do so and love it!

If you could go back and talk to your younger self, what advice would you give?

Take more risks.

Thanks Katy!

 

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