Colin Paterson

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Colin Paterson (born c.1974) is a Scottish journalist and broadcaster who is the entertainment correspondent on BBC Radio 5 Live and has beena presenter and reporter on BBC Three's Liquid News.[1]

Early life[edit]

He attended the independent Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow, leaving in 1992. He then went on to study at St Andrews University in Scotland.


He began his career as a reporter for The Big Breakfast, and in 2001 he started writing a music column for The Guardian. He became a reporter for Liquid News in September 2001, becoming a presenter in 2002, replacing 34-year-old Christopher Price who died of meningoencephalitis.

He is a stand in presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live having covered for Richard Bacon, Tony Livesey and Simon Mayo. His job title is entertainment correspondent for Radio 2 and Five Live. He is the main BBC radio correspondent for the Oscars and Glastonbury. Until January 2010 he was a regular pundit on the Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman. The pair first worked together as co-presenters on Liquid News.

In 2008 Paterson did an interview with Noel Gallagher in which he asked him to comment on Jay-Z being booked as a headline act for the Glastonbury festival. Gallagher replied saying that hip-hop was 'wrong' for Glastonbury. This resulted in much media controversy and Jay-Z hit back at Noel's comments by playing out Paterson's interview with the Oasis frontman before his headline set on the main stage at Glastonbury.

In 2011, Paterson relocated to the BBC's new centre at MediaCityUK in Salford, near Manchester.


  1. ^ "New Hosts for Liquid News". BBC News. 28 July 2002. 

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