Female presenters to guest at media event

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Successful women in radio will take centre stage at the 24th Nations and Regions Media Conference next month.

Anna Foster, Trish Adudu and Chelsea Norris will take part in a special session called Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves: Successful Women in Radio at the University of Salford event

Each of them present on stations outside London and have inspiring stories to tell of how they’ve succeeded in the industry. The session will be chaired former GMG Radio boss, John Simons.

Anna Foster is drive co-presenter on Radio 5 live and is a multiple New York Radio Award winner. She also presented Radio 1’s Newsbeat and is passionate about developing the next generation of journalists.

After representing England in netball and starting her broadcasting career as an assistant producer on Grandstand and Match Of The Day, Trish Adudu now presents the breakfast show on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire as well as working for Midlands Today and reporting on The One Show.

Chelsea Norris co-presented Key 103’s breakfast show after stints as a newsreader on Hallam FM and Century Radio. During her time at the station, the show won the Sony Radio Best Breakfast Show Award twice and took Gold at the New York Radio Awards. She currently presents BBC Radio Manchester’s drivetime but is moving to the breakfast show from 19th March.

This year’s Nation and Regions Media Conference will be co-hosted by Katie Thistleton and fellow Radio 1 presenter Jordan North.

Beth Hewitt, Director of the Nations and Regions Media Conference, said: “There are so many women doing great things in this industry both in front of and behind the mic. It will be fascinating and fabulous to hear Anna, Trish and Chelsea talk about their careers so far.”

The Nations and Regions Media Conference will take place at University of Salford, MediaCityUK on 19th April and will include sessions on radio comedy, the future of local commercial radio, original online audio content, children’s audio and music among others.

 



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Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 3:35 pm by RadioToday UK - Steve Collins

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  1. Paul Wells says

    Look – most level headed people realise that many walks of life have been male dominated for too long for all sorts of reasons. If that balance can be redressed without the clanking contrivance of “positive discrimination” then great. In any job, give it to the best person irrespective of gender, race, colour, religion etc.

    I honestly believe we’re within a heartbeat of creating a backdrop where to be white and male in certain sectors will be a hinderance. Let’s just drop all this hyperbole around gender and just get on with being human beings.

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