Q and A with new Star News journalist Marcus Uhe

Star News Journalist Marcus Uhe is excited to join the team.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

My surname is German and pronounced ‘you-wi’.

What are you most passionate about?

Seeing the Essendon Football Club achieve success.

What do you love about journalism?

I really enjoy meeting new people and being trusted to tell their story.

What would your last meal be?

I would have roast chicken with all the trimmings.

What was your most memorable moment?

Renting a campervan in the US and driving through national parks.

What was your favourite subject in school?

I enjoyed global politics and learning about real life events that shaped the world we currently live in.

What event past or present would you like to witness?

The Apollo 11 moon landing. Travelling to space is an extreme concept even now. I can’t imagine trying to comprehend it back then.

Which six dinner guests, dead or alive, would you invite to dinner?

Nikola Jokic, Larry David, Warwick Capper, Martin Luther King, Angela Merkel, Jobe Watson.

What are you currently listening to/watching or reading?

I’m currently reading Glenn McGrath’s 2003 Cricket World Cup Diary and watching the NBA.

How would you describe your fashion sense?

I would describe it as practical and low-fuss, I’m happy to blend in and not stand out.

Have you had a pet that has made an impact on your life?

I have always had dogs in my life and I love them to bits. I currently have two cavoodles.

If you had to compete on MasterChef, what dish would you cook?

Slow-cooked Asian lamb shoulder with rice and stir-fried vegies.

Where is your dream holiday destination?

I would like to do some camping/hikes in South America.

What were you like as a kid?

Quiet and well behaved, constantly mucking around with a footy or cricket bat.

Do you consider yourself an extrovert or an introvert?

Definitely an introvert.