Rachel Mary Burden (born 22 January 1975 in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England) is a British-born Irish national who is a radio news reporter and presenter, currently presenting the BBC Radio 5 Live weekday breakfast show.
The daughter of the former BBC journalist Paul Burden, and the niece of the actor Hugh Burden. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, Burden began her radio career as a reporter at BBC Radio Suffolk. She later joined Radio Bristol where she co-hosted the early morning breakfast show, working alongside Nigel Dando, the brother of the murdered presenter Jill Dando. She joined Radio 5 Live in 2003. She took over the weekday breakfast show from Shelagh Fogarty in May 2011, alongside the current weekday presenter Nicky Campbell.
Burden is married to a male journalist. She has three children with her husband and they live in Cheshire.
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