Funmi Olutoye

How to survive five years in TV

Breaking into the industry is tough. Funmi Olutoye, a news features producer at ITV’s Good Morning Britain, reckoned that only one in 20 to 25 emails she sent out looking for work elicited a reply, let alone an interview. ‘It’s a test of your mettle and whether you’re tenacious enough to [work] in this industry,’ she said. ‘There are many people I started with who are no longer here… it’s not because I’m more talented, it’s that I had more tenacity to stick with it.’