Laura McGhie gets weekend overnights on BBC Radio 5 Live

BBC Scotland sports presenter Laura McGhie is taking over weekend overnights on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Starting Saturday 13th August, Laura will be on-air from 1am till 5am Saturday and Sunday replacing Hayley Hassall.

Laura has been a Sport Presenter for BBC Scotland TV’s flagship news programme The Nine since 2019, and has presented live sports coverage for The Women’s Six Nations, BBC Scotland’s Sports Scene and more.

She has also presented on BBC Radio 5 Live, hosting the Breakfast, Weekend Breakfast and Drive shows previously.

Laura says: “I am so thrilled to be joining 5 Live. It’s an absolute dream come true and I can’t wait to get started. I have loved every minute of working with many of the talented 5Live teams so far, but I’m especially looking forward to being a companion to everyone who is up with us through the night.”

Julie Cullen, Managing Editor at BBC Radio 5 Live, says: “We’re delighted that Laura is joining the 5 Live family, she’s an accomplished broadcaster and sportswoman.

“Currently she’s the presenter of BBC Scotland’s flagship TV news programmes The Nine and The Seven, she’s played a significant part in growing BBC Scotland’s news, sport and entertainment content across television and radio. Laura is an engaging broadcaster who’s incredibly passionate about sport.”

Hayley Hassall will continue at Newsround after a year at 5 Live.

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Posted on Friday, July 29th, 2022 at 5:19 pm by RadioToday UK

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