Carolyn Brown (newsreader)

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Carolyn Brown was a BBC Radio 4 newsreader and continuity announcer.

Brown started her career as a reporter at a local newspaper, The Crewe Chronicle, and joined Radio City, an independent local radio station in Liverpool, England, in 1981.[1][2] After two years, she moved to BBC Radio Leeds where she presented the morning news programme, Good Morning, Yorkshire.[2]

After spells in regional television in Plymouth and Bristol, she joined BBC Radio 4 in 1991 as a continuity announcer and later read the Shipping Forecast.[3] In December 2001 she began reading the news and one of her first items was the death of the Queen Mother.[1][3]

In December 2012, 18 months after getting married, she stated that she would to donate a kidney to her husband, who required a life-saving operation.[4] In April 2013, she spoke to Radio 4's Woman's Hour programme about her relationship with her husband after undergoing the operation.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Carolyn Brown". BBC Radio 4. Archived from the original on January 11, 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Berry, Adam (27 March 2004). "Dream jobs / Do what you love, the money will follow : Transmitting a touch of the poet". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 February 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Carolyn Brown". BBC News. 19 August 2002. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Radio 4's Carolyn Brown to give kidney to husband". BBC. 18 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Woman's Hour clip". BBC. 2 April 2013.