Andrew peach

Andrew Peach (born in Walsall, West Midlands) is a radio presenter in the UK. He presents regular news and phone-in shows on BBC WM and BBC Radio Berkshire. He is an occasional stand-in presenter on BBC Radio Five Live [1] and a freelance newsreader on BBC Radio 2. Peach regularly presents The Newsroom on the BBC World Service.

Life

Andrew Peach was educated at Queen Mary's Grammar School in Walsall and St Edmund Hall, Oxford where he achieved a first class master's degree in Modern History and Politics. He is a member of Mensa and is a qualified piano teacher. He lives in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire with his wife and two children. He is patron of two charities in Berkshire: Thames Hospicecare, which runs hospices in Windsor and Ascot and WAMDSAD, a disabled sports charity in Maidenhead.

Career

Peach's career started at BBC Radio Oxford in 1991. He joined BBC Radio Berkshire in 1992, BBC Radio 2 in 1998, BBC WM in 2008 and BBC Radio Five Live in 2010.

Peach was nominated as UK Speech Broadcaster of the Year in the 2010 Sony Radio Academy Awards.[2] His programmes were nominated for Sony Awards in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2013 winning one gold, one silver and three bronze awards.[3][4][5][6] [7] [8]

He won the Silver World Medal for Best News Anchor at the New York Radio Festival in 2007[9] and was named BBC Local Presenter of the Year in 2005.[10]

Peach's BBC Berkshire show was reviewed by The Guardian in April 2010.[11]

His interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury in November 2010 was reported in every UK national newspaper.[12][13] [14] His conversation with a tearful Reading FC Captain the morning after the club was relegated from the Premier League was featured in The Times in May 2008.[15] His programmes have also been reported in the Daily Mail and Sunday Telegraph.[16][17]

Major broadcasts have included coverage of the US Presidential Election in Washington, D.C. in November 2004 and Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United Kingdom in September 2010.

Peach regularly presents The Newsroom on the BBC World Service. He also previously presented its predecessor, World Briefing.

References

External links

  • bbc.co.uk


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