'Not all journalists make good PROs, but Caitlin is a natural. I first met her in January when she was interviewing our breakfast presenter Nick Ferrari. Within minutes, she had Nick eating out of her hand, a feat rarely seen. Bright, bubbly and breezy, with a biting wit, I knew I had to lure her away from journalism.
'I hired her as a freelancer. Her first project was handling media relations for Ken Livingstone's broadcast interviews. I got glowing reports, so I asked her to help with some strategic work. Her ideas were first-class, as was her ability to pitch to the toughest of cynics.
'I would love to have kept Caitlin on a retainer but she had to do the more important job of having a baby.'