Nicky Price is taking over the breakfast show from Chris Gorehamon BBC Radio Norfolk, starting Monday 7 April.
In her 14 years as a broadcaster, Nicky has presented BBC Radio Norfolk’s Drivetime show and many sporting programmes, including the Commonwealth Games and the Paralympics as the Nations and Regions Reporter. At the moment she is news and sport reader on the breakfast show.
It was just six months ago when BBC DG Tony Hall said he wants to have half of the breakfast shows on Local Radio stations presented by women.
Chris Goreham has now taken up the role as Sports Editor at the station.
Nicky says: “It’s a huge honour and a great responsibility to present Breakfast on BBC Radio Norfolk. Chris has done a superb job over the last four and a half years. It’s been great fun being part of his team and he’ll be a hard act to follow.
“Ever since I moved to Norfolk to study at the University of East Anglia in 1995, the county has been a very special place to live and work. The coast, the broads, the villages and the city provide a wealth of stories and features.”
Nicky continues: “I know from my recent time as the news and sport reader on the Breakfast Show that there’ll be some great Norfolk stories to tell and important issues to cover – as well as the creative and often surprising input from our listeners.”
David Clayton, Managing Editor of BBC Radio Norfolk, says: “Nicky is one of Norfolk’s best-known broadcasters as she’s been our voice of news and sport at Breakfast time for five years and stand-in presenter for Chris – so she really knows what the county needs to wake up to each day. Chris will continue to be our voice of football and now takes charge of how BBC Radio Norfolk covers and reacts to the county’s wide range of sporting activities as the station’s Sports Editor. I know he is looking forward to some well-deserved lie-ins and won’t miss his daily battle with his alarm clock!”
In other changes at the station, Anthony Isaacs will start presenting Sunday Breakfast from Sunday 6 April. Anthony has previously been presenting the Faith programme on BBC Radio Derby.