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Andrew Peach

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Andrew Peach is a radio presenter in the United Kingdom. He presents a daily news and phone-in show on BBC Radio Berkshire and network radio programmes such as PM on BBC Radio 4 and Newshour and The Newsroom on BBC World Service. He can be heard reading the news on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.

Life

Andrew Peach was born in Bloxwich and educated at Queen Mary's Grammar School in Walsall[1] and St Edmund Hall, Oxford where he achieved a master's degree in Modern History. He lives in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire with his wife and two children. He is patron of two charities in Berkshire: Thames Hospice, which runs hospices in Windsor and Ascot and Sportsable, a disabled sports charity in Maidenhead.

Career

Peach's career started at BBC Radio Oxford in 1991. He joined BBC Radio Berkshire in 1992, BBC Radio 2 in 1998, BBC Radio Five Live in 2010 BBC Radio Five Live[2], BBC WM in 2008, BBC World Service in 2011 and BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

Peach was nominated as Best Speech Breakfast Presenter in the 2018 Radio Academy ARIA Awards and UK Speech Broadcaster of the Year in the 2010 Sony Radio Academy Awards.[3] His programmes have been nominated for 15 Sony Radio Academy Awards 2002-2018. [4][5][6][7][8] [9]. The judges described him as "an assured host, balancing great seriousness and warmth and displaying a strong bond with his audience” and said “he is empathetic and probing and formulates questions that are short, to the point and perfectly timed.”

He won the Silver World Medal for Best News Anchor at the New York Radio Festival in 2007[10] and was named BBC Local Presenter of the Year in 2005.[11]

Peach's BBC Berkshire show was reviewed by The Guardian in April 2010.[12]

His interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury in November 2010 was widely reported.[13][14] [15] His conversation with a tearful Reading FC Captain the morning after the club was relegated from the Premier League was featured in The Times in May 2008.[16] In January 2014, his interview in which a UKIP Councillor blamed recent flooding on gay marriage made news around the world.[17]

Major broadcasts have included coverage of the US Presidential Election in Washington, D.C. in November 2004, Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United Kingdom in September 2010 and the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle in May 2018.

Peach marked 25 years on BBC Radio on 10th October 2017 with a message of congratulations from Prime Minister Theresa May http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05jtzv6

References

  1. ^ "Andrew Peach". BBC Birmingham. 18 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Radio 5 live Programmes – Stephen Nolan, 12/12/2010". BBC. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  3. ^ "The Sony Radio Academy Awards". Radioawards.org. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  4. ^ "The Sony Radio Academy Awards". Radioawards.org. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  5. ^ "The Sony Radio Academy Awards". Radioawards.org. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  6. ^ "The Sony Radio Academy Awards". Radioawards.org. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Three Sony nominations for BBC Berkshire!". BBC Radio Berkshire. BBC. 8 April 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  8. ^ "Sony Radio Awards: Nominations". BBC News. 19 March 2002. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  9. ^ "The Winners 2013: Breakfast Show of the Year (under 10 million)". Sony Radio Academy Awards 2013. The Radio Academy. Archived from the original on 7 June 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  10. ^ "2007 International Radio Broadcasting Awards: Winners Credits" (PDF). New York Festivals. Retrieved 14 September 2009.
  11. ^ "Brilliant Berkshire bags a hat-trick!". BBC Press Office. BBC. 18 September 2005. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  12. ^ Mahoney, Elisabeth (15 April 2010). "The Andrew Peach Show". The Guardian. London.
  13. ^ "Archbishop of Canterbury's warning over welfare changes". BBC News. 7 November 2010.
  14. ^ Sparrow, Andrew (7 November 2010). "Archbishop attacks welfare plan forcing jobless to work or lose benefits". The Guardian. London.
  15. ^ "Archbishop of Canterbury warns of forced jobs 'despair'". The Daily Telegraph. London. 7 November 2010.
  16. ^ Kempson, Russell (13 May 2008). "Graeme Murty on same wavelength as fans". The Times. London. Archived from the original on 27 July 2008. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  17. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ukip/10582688/Ukip-suspends-councillor-who-claimed-gay-marriage-vote-caused-floods.html

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