Rachel Burden

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Rachel Mary Burden (born 22 January 1975 in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England is an English-born Irish national who is a radio news reporter and presenter, currently presenting the BBC Radio 5 Live weekday breakfast show.

The daughter of the former BBC journalist Paul Burden,[1][2] and the niece of the actor Hugh Burden. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, Burden began her radio career as a reporter at BBC Radio Suffolk. She later joined Radio Bristol where she co-hosted the early morning breakfast show, working alongside Nigel Dando, the brother of the murdered presenter Jill Dando. She joined Radio 5 Live in 2003.[3] She took over the weekday breakfast show from Shelagh Fogarty in May 2011, alongside the current weekday presenter Nicky Campbell.

Burden is married to a male journalist. She has three children with her husband and they live in Cheshire.[4]


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