24 June 1976
|Occupation||Journalist, Presenter, Newsreader|
|Notable credit(s)||BBC Radio 4
From Our Own Correspondent
Life and career
Soanes was formerly a presentation announcer for the television channels BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four. His was the first voice to welcome new viewers to BBC Four when the channel was launched in 2002. In 2001, he had begun reading the Shipping Forecast, a weather report for the seas around the British Isles, which is broadcast four times a day on BBC Radio 4.
A BBC Radio 4 news reader, Soanes returned to BBC Four in August 2006 as a presenter for the BBC Proms. He also files occasional reports for BBC Radio's long-running series From Our Own Correspondent.
- Johnson, Richard (7 December 2010). "Heard But Not Seen: Seven Recognisable Voices". Radio Times. p. 20.
- For those in peril on the sea, EADT24, East Anglian Daily Times, Norwich, 16 December 2008/2.Retrieved: 24 August 2013.
- "The Face Behind the Voice: Zeb Soanes". Radio Times. 16 September 2006.
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