Anna Foster

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Anna Foster
Born 1979 (age 36–37)
South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
Occupation Radio presenter

Anna Foster (born 1979) is an English radio news reporter and presenter, currently presenting the early evening programme 5 Live Drive with Tony Livesey on Monday to Friday.

The daughter of a surveyor/magistrate father and mother who worked as a nurse, she and her brother were born in South Shields.[1] Educated in South Shields, while attending South Tyneside College doing her A-Levels, she worked as a Saturday girl on Metro Radio. Then while studying English at Collingwood College at Durham University, she worked on student radio. She then undertook a post-graduate certificate in journalism at City University London.[1]

On graduation she joined the BBC's trainee reporters scheme. She then joined BBC Radio Cleveland as a reporter for three years, before becoming a news presenter, and then co-presenting the drive-time show. She then joined BBC Radio 5 Live as a regional North East reporter, before relocating to London as a weekend news presenter, and also presenting on Newsbeat.

Foster joined the BBC Radio 5 Live Weekend Breakfast show on 23 April 2011, replacing Rachel Burden who moved to the weekday 5 Live Breakfast team alongside Nicky Campbell on 3 May.[2]

On 14 November 2012, Anna became the Wednesday to Friday co-presenter of 5 Live Drive (4-7pm) alongside Peter Allen; Louise Minchin was the Monday and Tuesday co-host. Foster subsequently became the permanent co-host, alongside Livesey who replaced Allen in October 2014.

Foster married fellow radio presenter John Foster in October 2009 at Crathorne Hall near Yarm, North Yorkshire.[1]

She is not to be confused with the Anna Foster who previously co-presented the flagship breakfast show on Metro Radio and now presents breakfast on Magic 1152.

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