Adrian Goldberg

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Adrian Goldberg
Alma materBirmingham University
Known forJournalist and radio presenter

Adrian Goldberg born in Northfield, Birmingham is an English journalist, radio and television presenter.

Family background[edit]

Adrian is the son of Rudolph Goldberg, a German immigrant who fled from the Nazi regime as a 13-year-old child with his 11-year-old brother Werner, thanks to one of the last Kindertransport arranged by Sir Nicholas Winton. Rudolph Goldberg's parents and other relatives were killed at Auschwitz concentration camp[citation needed] during the Holocaust, to whom he later erected a memorial in the Jewish section at Witton Cemetery. After serving in the British Army in the latter part of World War II, in 1950 Rudolph Goldberg married Kitty and had four children: John, Marion, Judith and Adrian. The family latterly settled in Northfield, Birmingham, where Rudolph died in 2012 aged 87.[1]


Goldberg was a presenter of the Breakfast Show on BBC WM. He also presented The Politics Show on BBC TV for the Midlands region, and was a reporter on the BBC TV consumer programme Watchdog. Goldberg continues to write a regular column for the Birmingham Mail.[2]

In 2006, Goldberg resigned from BBC WM in order to launch The Stirrer, a news and campaigning website for Birmingham and the Black Country, declaring himself to be "on a mission".[3] He also formed production company Kick in the Grass, which produced a documentary about disquiet in the world of football – Manchester DisUnited.[4] In July 2007, Goldberg was listed at number 41 in the Birmingham Post's annual Power 50 of the people they consider the most powerful and influential in the West Midlands.[5]

In August 2008, Goldberg joined talkSPORT and presented the overnight 1 am – 6 am slot from Monday to Thursday. After closing down The Stirrer,[6][7] he left talkSPORT in September 2010 to present 5 Live Investigates, a current affairs programme for Radio 5 Live.[8]

He returned to BBC WM to present a Saturday morning phone-in programme, before taking over Ed Doolan's BBC WM Monday to Thursday lunch-time shows from September 2011. From February 2012, Goldberg's show moved to the 9 am – midday slot.

He left BBC WM again in August 2014, ostensibly to concentrate on making and contributing to network radio and television programming, having suggested he enjoyed his Radio 5 Live Investigates programmes and making a BBC Radio 4 documentary.[9] He also occasionally reported on BBC News.

In December 2014, it was announced he was returning to BBC WM to present the breakfast show again, from the end of February 2015.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Goldberg has a degree in English from Birmingham University.[2] He has three daughters, and is a supporter of West Bromwich Albion Football Club.[11]


  1. ^ Neil Elkes (3 December 2012). "Radio presenter Adrian Goldberg pays tribute to dad who fled Nazis – Birmingham Mail". birminghammail.
  2. ^ a b "Adrian Goldberg". BBC. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  3. ^ Adrian's vision of a digital future Birmingham Post, 12 June 2006
  4. ^ "Manchester Disunited and Other Football Feuds". (Midlands Arts Centre). Retrieved 5 August 2007.
  5. ^ "No.41 Adrian Goldberg". Birmingham Post. 17 July 2007. Archived from the original on 28 March 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2008.
  6. ^ Goldberg announces he is to stop editing The Stirrer, The Stirrer 29 August 2010
  7. ^ Goldberg confirms he has stopped editing The Stirrer, The Stirrer 7 September 2010
  8. ^ Radio 5 Live launches new look to Sunday evenings featuring cream of business, politics and current affairs BBC Press Office 10 August 2010
  9. ^ Graham Young (1 July 2014). "Adrian Goldberg: Why I quit BBC WM morning show – Birmingham Mail". birminghammail.
  10. ^ Graham Young (19 December 2014). "Adrian Goldberg returns to BBC WM". birminghammail.
  11. ^ "Politics Show – Meet presenter Adrian Goldberg". BBC News. 2 March 2003. Retrieved 5 August 2007.

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