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Charlotte Cooper: Dogged and cheery

In the 1990s I had the joy of working with Charlotte in financial journalism both for the text services and in television. Her dogged cheery ego-free approach to whatever task was in hand always impressed. She certainly made a smooth transition to the specialist requirements of TV reporting and producing. Unsurprisingly, her eagerness to learn all she could later translated into a keen desire to teach.

When Charlotte left Reuters to join the BBC radio World Service, I was convinced that - as with many other young RFTV hires in those days - a permanent career in broadcasting beckoned. I never knew why she returned so quickly from that radio stint. But the Beeb's loss was the Baron's gain. Or, more aptly perhaps, re-gain. ■