Adrian Goldberg

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Adrian Goldberg
Born Harborne, Warwickshire, England
Known for Journalist and radio presenter

Adrian Goldberg (born in Harborne, Warwickshire, England) is a journalist and radio and television presenter.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Goldberg is a former presenter of the Breakfast Show on BBC WM. He also presented The Politics Show on BBC TV for the Midlands region, and was a reporter on the BBC TV consumer programme Watchdog.

In August 2008, Goldberg joined talkSPORT and presented the overnight 1am - 6am slot from Monday to Thursday. He left in September 2010 to present 5 Live Investigates, a current affairs programme for Radio 5 Live.[1]

He returned to BBC WM to present a Saturday morning phone-in programme before taking over Ed Doolan's BBC WM Monday to Thursday lunch-time shows from September 2011.

From February 2012, Goldberg's show moved to the 9am-12 midday slot. He left in August 2014, ostensibly to concentrate on making and contributing to network radio and television programming, having suggested he enjoyed his Radio 5 Live Investigates programmes and making a Radio 4 documentary.[2] He reported on a news item for national BBC News on 30 November 2014.

Business[edit]

In 2006, Goldberg resigned from BBC WM in order to launch The Stirrer, a news and campaigning website for Birmingham and the Black Country. He declared himself to be "on a mission" and claimed that:

we have lost a lot of manufacturing and we need to re-skill and tool up for today, and the future, in the digital age ... I intend the project to stay in the region, to create jobs in the region and be sustainable in the region.[3]

In conjunction with the launch of The Stirrer, Goldberg announced the formation of a production company, Kick in the Grass, which produced a documentary about disquiet in the world of football - Manchester DisUnited.[4] Goldberg initially claimed that Kick in the Grass would produce one or two films annually and that viewers would pay £6 to download them from his website.[3] However, the company has produced no further films for commercial release since 2006. The Stirrer closed in September 2010 after Goldberg began his role on Radio 5 Live, which he said was incompatible with editing the website.[5]

Writing[edit]

Goldberg continues to write a regular column for the Birmingham Mail.[6] He continued to edit The Stirrer until September 3, 2010.[5][7]

Honours[edit]

Goldberg was listed at number 41 in the Birmingham Post's annual Power 50 (of the people they consider the most powerful and influential in the West Midlands) in July 2007,[8] but was not included in 2008.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Goldberg has a degree in English from Birmingham University.[6] He has two daughters, and is a supporter of West Bromwich Albion Football Club.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radio 5 Live launches new look to Sunday evenings featuring cream of business, politics and current affairs BBC Press Office 10 August 2010
  2. ^ http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/adrian-goldberg-quit-bbc-wm-7355034
  3. ^ a b Adrian's vision of a digital future Birmingham Post, 12 June 2006
  4. ^ "Manchester Disunited and Other Football Feuds". (Midlands Arts Centre). Retrieved 5 August 2007. 
  5. ^ a b Goldberg announces he is to stop editing The Stirrer, The Stirrer August 29, 2010
  6. ^ a b "Adrian Goldberg". BBC. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  7. ^ Goldberg confirms he has stopped editing The Stirrer, The Stirrer September 7, 2010
  8. ^ "No.41 Adrian Goldberg". Birmingham Post. 17 July 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2008. 
  9. ^ "Power 50". Birmingham Post. 16 July 2008. Archived from the original on 19 August 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2008. 
  10. ^ "Politics Show - Meet presenter Adrian Goldberg". BBC News. 2 March 2003. Retrieved 5 August 2007.