Known for his distinctive Black Country accent, Richie Anderson can be found on Radio 2 and BBC’s The One Show. With a degree in Journalism from The University of Leeds, Richie can be heard presenting the travel reports every 30 minutes on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show.
Richie was nominated for 'Outstanding New Talent' at the 2018 RTS Awards. He has become a regular on The One Show. One VT that received a large amount of media attention, was Richie’s film on homophobia in football which saw him bravely come out as gay to his Sunday morning football team and scoop up an award for 'Best Short-Form Presenter' at the 2018 RTS Awards. It was also picked up by national newspapers in 25 countries around the world including France, USA, Germany and Israel. It also had millions of views online when shared across various BBC social media platforms.
In 2015 Richie hosted red carpet coverage live from The BBC Music Awards in Birmingham for Radio 5Live, interviewing the likes of Little Mix, One Direction, Rod Stewart and Years & Years. In 2016 he presented the live BBC School Report show on BBC One red button with popstar Joe Jonas...read more
For the last few years Richie has pushed himself with endurance challenges to raise tens-of-thousands of pounds for Children in Need and Sport Relief. Challenges included a 250 mile tandem bike ride, a 5-day 125 mile multi-sport challenge; that included walking, kayaking, running, horse riding and cycling across the Midlands. He was joined by sportsmen from Stoke City, Wasps and Worcester Warriors along the way. He even endured a 24 hour non-stop karaoke – it’s harder than you think!
Richie continues to present his radio show for his native West Midlands radio station BBC WM. His main interests include football – he is a massive West Bromwich Albion supporter, cooking, tennis and music. He also trained in ballet, modern dance and tap when he was younger.