David Burns (radio presenter)

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David Burns
David Burns at Wembley Stadium with Grimsby Town in May 2008
Birth name David Burns
Born (1959-04-26) 26 April 1959 (age 58)
Glasgow, Scotland
Show Mid Morning
Station(s) BBC Radio Humberside
Time slot 09:00 am – 12:00 noon Monday-Friday
Style Local Interest
Country United Kingdom
Website BBC Humber

David Burns (born 26 April 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a British radio presenter working for the BBC. He is best known for his sports commentary, analysis and discussion on BBC Radio Humberside.[1]


He is currently the presenter of the mid-morning programme at BBC Radio Humberside.[2] He also commentates on Hull City games, where he is affectionately known as Burnsy.

His co-presenters on air are Gwilym Lloyd, Matt Dean and Mike White. He is also regularly joined by former Hull City, Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town players – notably Peter Swan and George Kerr.[3] In May 2011, the sports team of David Burns, John Tondeur, Matt Dean, Mike White and John Anguish won a Sony bronze award in the best sports programme category for their coverage of Grimsby Town's relegation.

In mid-2011, he moved to a non-sport daytime programme, discussing the day's news and playing music between 0900 and 1200 daily. He continues to present commentary on Hull City, but is no longer active on Sports Talk during weekday evenings.


  • Radio Broadcast Presenter of the Year, Yorkshire and Humber – 2015,[4] 2016[5]


  1. ^ BBC Radio Humberside – Media UK
  2. ^ Contact us – BBC Humber
  3. ^ New Season – New Coverage – BBC Humber
  4. ^ "O2 Media Awards 2015 Yorkshire and Humber". The Blue. Telefónica UK Limited. 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "O2 Media Awards 2016 Yorkshire and Humber– The winners". The Blue. Telefónica UK Limited. October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.