Rachael Bland

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Rachael Bland (née Hodges) is a Welsh journalist, currently presenting news on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC North West Tonight.

After training as a broadcast journalist, Bland presented news bulletins on BBC Wiltshire. She then moved to BBC Radio 5 Live, at first reading the news on Richard Bacon's show. Bland started to present sports on television, as well as a relief and weekend presenter on the BBC News Channel.[1]

Since BBC Radio 5 Live moved to MediaCityUK, Salford Quays in Manchester in 2011, Bland has started to present on BBC North West Tonight as both a newsreader and as the main relief presenter.

Bland is a part-time triathlete, and competed in the 2010 Mazda London Triathlon raising funds for Breast Cancer Care.[2] Bland has completed the London marathon every year since 2010.[3] In September 2013 Rachael married BBC 5 Live producer Steve Bland.