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Chipping away behind the scenes with early starts on 5 Live Breakfast

20 July 2023

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Freelance journalist life continues on and off-air including early shifts at MediaCityUK producing BBC Radio 5 Live's Breakfast programme.

As well as covering domestic and international news and sport, 5 Live Breakfast features interviews, topical debates, travel, weather and business and on weekdays is hosted by Rachel Burden and Rick Edwards.

In May 2023, the programme picked up Best Speech Breakfast Show at this year's Audio and Radio Industry Awards (the ARIAS). Working with the team has certainly sharpened my journalistic nouse and in doing both early and late shifts, I've also learnt a lot about current affairs.

In what has been a busy summer of news and sport, I've spoken to a range of contributors before they've gone on air, taking briefing notes and technical details to make sure all goes swimmingly. Working on the programme has also provided a fascinating insight into Britain in 2023.

You can listen to to the programme back by clicking here.

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