Jeremy Pollock has been appointed the new Editor of the BBC’s local radio service for Hereford and Worcester.
He’ll take over from James Coghill who announced in January that he was leaving the corporation after 23 years’ service
Jeremy is currently acting Editor of BBC Coventry and Warwickshire and has previously worked for Radio Shropshire, BBC WM and BBC Radio Stoke. He has been a BBC journalist for more than 20 years, including a spell as Education Correspondent for BBC Midlands Today television.
Ahead of the move to Worcester on 8th May, he told RadioToday.co.uk: “My true passion is local radio, and I’m genuinely delighted to be taking over as editor of BBC Hereford and Worcester. The station has a great connection with its audience, a track record of making award-winning radio and it serves a beautiful part of the world.”
Catherine Hearne, Head of Regional and Local Programmes for the West Midlands, says: “I’m thrilled that Jeremy Pollock will be joining BBC Hereford & Worcester as Managing Editor this spring. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Jeremy while he’s been running BBC Coventry and Warwickshire. He’s a talented journalist who’s passionate about making great radio. Many congratulations to him!”