Mariclare Carey-Jones is an award winning Broadcast Journalist and Presenter, who has travelled the world covering stories of national and international importance with empathy and warmth.
Her great passions are wildlife and conservation. Currently Mariclare is reporting for Farming Today on Radio 4 and previously came up with the concept, produced and presented a factual entertainment series for the whole Made TV Network called Animal Sanctuary. Throughout the series Mariclare and her co-presenter Dai visited a range of charities helping animals, to find out about the work they do while getting up close and personal with a variety of creatures, including lemurs, tortoise and falcons. She is a vocal supporter of the Thai charity Elephant Nature Park where she has spend time volunteering with the care of the elephants.
Mariclare’s other specialist area is Health Journalism; as ITV Wales’ Health Correspondent she gained recognition from the Medical Journalists’ Association and made regular appearances on the ITV National News. However, she has a strong background in all areas of news and current affairs. She has worked extensively on programmes for the BBC, including The Wales Report and Crimewatch Roadshow, and she can often be heard on LBC and Heart FM discussing the stories hitting the headlines. Mariclare has also been one of the main faces on Made In Cardiff TV. As well as co-presenting the channel’s launch show, she also presented a nightly arts, culture and lifestyle programme called What’s Occurrin’ Cardiff? which saw her discussing the topics that matter in the city.
She is the Creative Director of her own production company called Memorable Creative Journalism, or MCJ for short, which films documentaries across the world; recent locations include the Sahara Desert and Costa Rican Rainforest. Alongside this work, Mariclare has also freelanced on a variety of other projects including the Jamie Owen Show on BBC Radio Wales and Nation Radio’s Big Welsh Wake Up.
Mariclare is also an Ambassador for the Marie Curie Cardiff and Vale Hospice, which offers care and support for people with terminal illness.