5 live’s Dan Walker gets BBC Breakfast TV gig
Dan Walker, co-host of Afternoon Edition on 5 live, is to replace Bill Turnbull on BBC Breakfast.
He’ll be on the red sofa with co-presenter Louise Minchin Monday to Wednesday from 6am till 9.15am, and will leave his show on the national radio station.
Dan’s journalistic career began on Hallam FM, before moving to Key 103. He then went to Granada TV and BBC North West Tonight, before reporting from around the world for BBC Sport.
For the last 16 months he’s been on 5 live afternoons, and previously hosted Friday nights replacing Colin Murray.
Dan says: “I’m thrilled to be joining the BBC Breakfast team. I have watched the show avidly over the years and am even looking forward to setting my alarm clock and doing what I can to make it even more successful.
“It is an honour to be given this opportunity and to follow in the footsteps of someone like Bill Turnbull. The man has significant shoes to fill, so I hope I can do as good a job as he did waking up the nation.”
BBC Breakfast editor Adam Bullimore says: “Dan is an experienced journalist and presenter who will be a fantastic addition to the brilliant BBC Breakfast presenting team. He’s well used to handling breaking news and the challenges live TV can pose! We’re looking forward to him joining us on our sofa.”
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) February 9, 2016