Shelagh Fogarty to host LBC's afternoon show

Former 5 live presenter Shelagh Fogarty is to replace Julia Hartley-Brewer as afternoon presenter on LBC.

She’ll present the 1-4pm show from January 5th, after 15 years at the BBC including 5 live breakfast.

Shelagh Fogarty said: “I can’t wait to start. The opportunity to present a daily news show on LBC was too attractive an offer to pass up, especially as we head into a general election year. The station is also offering me a chance to exercise some different journalistic muscles too. As well as daily news, I plan to focus on some passion projects of my own and give them some real attention and airtime. For those, I’ll be talking to people across the UK and I hope we can all learn something about some of the toughest problems, which touch us all one way or another. I promise there’ll be some laughs, too.”

Richard Park, group executive director and director of broadcasting at Global, said: “It’s testament to LBC’s national status that we’ve secured a presenter of Shelagh’s calibre as we start what will be an exciting election year for the station. Her warmth and wealth of experience will be a great addition to our powerful 2015 line-up.”

LBC will also be making changes to its weekend schedule. Beverley Turner will join the station to present a new Sunday morning programme from 10am until 12pm, replacing Larry Lamb. Reporter Tom Swarbrick will be the new presenter of Sunday afternoons between 3pm and 6pm.

Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at 9:42 am by RadioToday

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