BBC Radio York hires Georgey for breakfast

Georgey Spanswick is taking over as breakfast show presenter on BBC Radio York, replacing Adam Tomlinson.

Georgey currently hosts the Late Show on BBC stations across Yorkshire, as well as Saturday breakfast on BBC Radio Sheffield.

Adam has been on the breakfast show for six years and now moves to afternoons to co-host with Anna Wallace, who recently joined him for the traffic and travel on breakfast.

Georgey says: “I’m incredibly excited about the prospect of breakfast on Radio York – it’s a great city and the county is rich with history and culture and has a real buzz.”

She’s a familiar voice on the station already, having also fronted programmes on BBC Radio Leeds and she is the regular stand in for the national Mark Forrest Show.

Georgey grew up in Surrey but moved to Yorkshire 25 years ago. She has worked at Yorkshire TV and Channel 4. She joined the local news programme as a reporter, before making the transition into radio with local commercial stations. She started presenting for the BBC 10 years ago.

Adam Tomlinson: “It’s been a real joy and privilege to have worked on breakfast. I have enjoyed every moment of it and wish Georgey all the best. I’m also absolutely delighted to have been asked to present the station’s new afternoon show with Anna and we can’t wait to get started. It’s important to undertake different projects from time to time and we’re planning on having lots of fun in the afternoons and will be eating lots of cake in the process!”

Sanjiv Buttoo, new Managing Editor at BBC Radio York, said: “Adam has done a fantastic job on Breakfast and deserves a well-earned lie in. Adam and Anna have really gelled as a team and will work well together on the new look Afternoon programme.”

He added: “I am absolutely delighted that Georgey is joining the Radio York team; her infectious laughter, lively manner and thirst for getting to the heart of a news story will work really well.”

Georgey’s first Breakfast Show on Radio York will be on Monday 19 May when audiences will be able to hear her from the earlier time of 6am Monday to Fridays. Her apointments comes just months after BBC Director General Tony Hall called for more women at breakfast.

UPDATE: The previous headline suggested the station was swapping breakfast and drive presenters, but this was reported in error. Elly Fiorentini is not affected by the changed mentioned above.

Posted on Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 6:55 pm by RadioToday

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