Phil Mercer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Phil Mercer
Born 1974
Nationality English
Occupation Broadcaster

Phil Mercer is an English radio presenter born in Reigate, Surrey.

He currently presents the Sunday Gardening and Food show "Garden Café" with Sophie Grigson on BBC Radio Oxford


Phil started in radio reading travel news for (the now defunct) AA Roadwatch in 1994. He then moved to Premier Radio to present first the overnight show, then Drivetime and Breakfast before moving in to programme management.

After seven years at Premier, Phil returned to travel news, working for trafficlink presenting radio bulletins for, among others Virgin, Classic FM and BBC Local Radio.

In 2004 Phil joined BBC Radio Oxford[1] as the Afternoon Show presenter and then and now presents the weekend breakfast show.[2] He is a keen walker and leads regular countryside walks for the listeners.[3] He also reviews movies for the Daytime show.[4]

In April 2008 he made his first television debut for BBC Oxford News on BBC One.

Personal life[edit]

Phil lives in Oxfordshire and apart from his walking he is an amateur photographer [5] plus has his own biographical website[6] and blog.