Morning changes at BBC Radio Newcastle
BBC Radio Newcastle’s mid-morning presenter Anna Foster is moving to breakfast whilst Jonathan Morrell takes over Anna’s old time slot.
Former GNR, TFM and Magic presenter Anna is joining Alfie Joey to co-host breakfast from Tuesday August 30th, after 17 months at the station. Current breakfast co-host Charlie Charlton’s last breakfast show will be on Thursday 25th August and she will work in the newsroom until heading out on maternity leave.
Kirsten O-Brien has been co-presenting the breakfast show one day a week and she will move to present the mid-morning show one day a week on Fridays from September 2nd.
Anna Foster says: “I am really excited to be moving to present the breakfast show with Alfie Joey, I’ve developed a great relationship with the BBC Newcastle listeners in the last 16 months, heard some amazing stories and met some wonderful people and I look forward to reflecting north east life while working with one of the most talented and warm people I know”
Jonathan Morrell is taking over from Anna on the mid-morning programme; Jonathan started at BBC Newcastle more than 25 years ago and has a broadcasting career encompassing Real Radio, Century radio and Tyne Tees TV as well as ITN, Sky and networks in Australia. Most recently he was presenting mid-morning at BBC Radio Wiltshire.
Jonathan said: ‘It’s great to be back at BBC Newcastle at a time when the station is the biggest BBC local station outside London, and getting the chance to broadcast to the audience with the best range of stories I’ve found anywhere in the world – I look forward to hearing from them’
Doug Morris, Managing Editor of BBC Newcastle said: “I am thrilled that Anna will be moving to the breakfast show, she has proven to be a well-loved presenter and there’s a great chemistry between herself and Alfie. And I think Jonathan will be fantastic replacing Anna on the mid-morning show. He is an accomplished presenter who is able to make a special connection with the BBC Newcastle audience and brings a real depth of experience and knowledge of the north east.”