Award winning Richie Anderson can currently be heard throughout the week on Radio 2’s flagship breakfast show presented by Zoe Ball. Richie is the travel news presenter for both Zoe and the Ken Bruce Show.
In 2018, Richie won an RTS Award, 'Best Short-Form Presenter' and was nominated for 'Outstanding New Talent' for his One Show film on homophobia in football - which saw him bravely come out as gay to his Sunday morning football team. The short film received a large amount of media attention and was picked up by national newspapers in 25 countries around the world including France, USA, Germany and Israel. It’s since been viewed online millions of times.
Richie graduated with a degree in Journalism from The University of Leeds. He then went on to host 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. Following that, he presented the live BBC School Report show on BBC One red button with popstar Joe Jonas.
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!..read more
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.