Tina Daheley

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Tina Daheley
Tina Daheley with Mark Sampson.jpg
Daheley interviews former England women's national football team coach Mark Sampson.
Born (1979-04-16) 16 April 1979 (age 39)
London, England
EducationBrunel University
OccupationJournalist and presenter
Years active2007–present

Tina Daheley (born 16 April 1979) is a British journalist and presenter who works for the BBC. She currently presents the news, sport and weather bulletins half-hourly from 06:30 to 09:30 on The Radio 2 Breakfast Show with Zoë Ball, often contributing to discussions during the show.


Daheley joined the BBC in 2007. She has presented television coverage of women's football and co-presented the BBC Three political discussion show Free Speech, alongside Rick Edwards.[1]

Daheley has also presented the 60 Seconds news on BBC Three, E24 on the News Channel and Revealed (BBC Two's Switch Zone). She is the former host of the 1Xtra news show, the flagship news programme for BBC Radio 1Xtra. She was the sports newsreader on The Chris Moyles Show from February 2010 until the show ended in September 2012.[2]

Since July 2016, Daheley has been a relief presenter on BBC Breakfast and Victoria Derbyshire. In September 2016, Daheley became one of the main presenters of Crimewatch, alongside Jeremy Vine.[3]

On Tuesday 29 May 2018, Daheley made her debut on the BBC News at Six and on Sunday, 8 July 2018, Daheley made her debut on the BBC News at Ten, anchoring the corporation's flagship evening news programme for the first time.

In July 2018, the BBC published updated salaries of its best-paid presenters, and Daheley was included in the list for the first time. The corporation named on-air presenters earning more than £150,000 in 2017–18. Daheley was listed as earning between £150,000–£159,999 during that year.[4]

In January 2019, Daheley became the news-reader on the The Radio 2 Breakfast Show when Zoë Ball took over as presenter from Chris Evans.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Daheley comes from a Sikh family and was brought up in Perivale, West London.[6] She studied computer science at Brunel University and went on to study a Masters in journalism in Leeds.[6] She is an [Arsenal] supporter.[6]


  1. ^ Free Speech presenter page
  2. ^ chrismoyles.net profile
  3. ^ http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/news/a803721/jeremy-vine-is-the-new-host-of-crimewatch/
  4. ^ "BBC pay: Men still dominate star salaries list". BBC News. 11 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Tina Daheley announced as newsreader for The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2". BBC Media Centre. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  6. ^ a b c Dobinson, Kathryn (12 June 2014). "Tina Daheley: How I cracked into the macho world of football reporting". The Telegraph.

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