Question Time: Emma Crosby, Presenter

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Work: Emma Crosby, 31, recently left Sky News to replace Fiona Phillips on the GMTV sofa. She co-presents with Andrew Castle

Life: In a relationship; lives in south-west London

Balance: Skiing, yoga and seeing friends and family

How were your first few weeks at GMTV?

Andrew has been great fun to work with. We've hit it off really well.

What is your favourite part of the job?

The variety of news and features that we cover and the guests we have in the studio, from political figures to the latest chart topping singer, to some truly amazing members of the public with extraordinary stories.

What inspired you to become a journalist?

In my third year at university I took an internship at ITN, which really opened my eyes to the world of journalism. I loved every minute of it. From that moment, I knew that I wanted to be a journalist.

What was your first break?

Every job I have had has been a break, but in particular when I worked for CNBC. I worked out of the London office, but was asked to go and cover the holiday of one of the US anchors in Manhattan. While in the States I presented from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, which gave me invaluable experience of live broadcasting. It was while I was with CNBC America that Sky noticed me.

Trickiest story to date?

Doing live broadcasts for Sky News when the Northern Rock story broke. It was a Sunday and I had to borrow wellies, a rain coat and dry socks from colleagues as we broadcast until midnight in the freezing cold.

Who would you most like to work with?

CNN anchorman Anderson Cooper.

Do you have a dream job?

I'm in it. But we interviewed the actor Stephen Tompkinson last week, who is filming in a hot air balloon travelling over Africa, studying wildlife. That would be amazing.

What are your desert island media?

Sky News, the Radio 1 Chart Show and my BlackBerry, to download news digests.