Rebecca Pike

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Rebecca Pike is the Business presenter on the Simon Mayo Drivetime show on BBC Radio 2. She can be heard every weekday between 17:00 and 19:00.

Early life[edit]

Pike attended Bedales School, where she was Head Girl,[citation needed] and Magdalen College, Oxford, where she studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Journalism career[edit]

Pike started her career at the Express and Star in Wolverhampton before moving to the Daily Telegraph. She joined the BBC as a News Trainee.[1]

She then became a business and economics reporter for the BBC.[2][3] She has worked as a reporter on a number of radio and TV news programmes, including the Today programme, Radio 4's Six O'Clock News, Radio 5 Live, BBC One's TV news bulletins,[1] BBC World Service[4] and the BBC News channel.[1]

In 2009 she worked as a presenter of Wake Up to Money on Radio 5 Live.[1]

In 2011 she appeared as the main overnight presenter on the BBC News channel and BBC World.

She started on Drivetime on Radio 2 in 2006, when Chris Evans began hosting the show.[1] She was nicknamed "Foxy" after the popular "Fox the Fox" feature, in which listeners were invited to try and 'outfox' her with difficult financial questions.[1] She also presents the "Innovation Slot" on the Drivetime programme on Friday at 18:30.[5]

Since she's been on the show, it has been awarded three Gold Sony Awards - two as Best Entertainment Show with Chris Evans[citation needed] and one as Best Music Programme with Simon Mayo.[citation needed]

Other activities[edit]

Pike co-presented the Sony Radio Academy Awards nominations ceremony in 2008.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Pike is half Chinese. She is married with three children, a daughter and two sons, and lives in London.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Rebecca Pike - Biography BBC Radio 2
  2. ^ Building industry targets women BBC News, 10 May 2001
  3. ^ Analysis: The future of rail maintenance BBC News, 27 October 2003
  4. ^ Learning English - Words in the News BBC Learning English, 8 April 2005
  5. ^ The Innovation Slot BBC Radio 2

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