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Annie Othen

Annie Othen

Meet presenter Annie Othen

Did you know our Annie has twinkle toes? Discover more about Ms Othen with our profile.

Q: What's your name?

A: Annie Othen

Q: From?

A: Royal Leamington Spa

Q: Star Sign?

A: Virgo (and no, I’m not!)

Q: Joined the Beeb in?

A: 1993 (before that  commercial radio, when it was interesting!)

Q: What has your career involved so far?

A: After  an honours degree and then postgraduate studies at the University of Warwick I did some press and PR and then began working in radio in 1983 (which is remarkable as I am still only 32!) A stint at Mercia Sound (as was) followed and then, in no particular order, I was with Xtra Am, Heart FM, BBC Radio 2, Jazz FM, BBC WM and of course BBC Coventry and Warwickshire. My family still wait in hope of me getting a proper job!

Q: What does your job involve?

A: Lots of work (well I would say that wouldn’t I?!) and for the last five or six years getting up at 5am! Now I'm  pretending to be civilised getting up at 6.30am to be in for 7.30am to get ready for a great morning programme from 10pm till 1pm! I also lecture twice a week and have a lively young son who keeps me on my toes!!!

Q: What do you like most about BBC Coventry & Warwickshire?

A: My lovely red studio with its soft seats and plasma screens (my TV at home is circa 1990 and a 14inch!)

Q: What's your favourite place in Coventry and Warwickshire?

A: Jephson Gardens in Royal Leamington Spa.

Q: Who's your favourite person?

A: Husband Richard and son Joel (obviously!) but Johnny Depp's a close runner-up.

Q: What's your favourite hobby?

A: Tennis, learning to ski and baking cakes....

Q: Your favourite food?

A: Bacon and banana sandwiches!!! (go on….try one!)

Q: Your favourite drink?

A: Well up until 6 months ago Gin n Tonic but I am a reformed character now…only for me white wine, champers, a good home brewed cider,a cheery Merlot etc etc etc !!!!

Q: Favourite song?

A: So many, so many but September by Earth, Wind and Fire gets me going!

Q: Favourite film?

A: Fred Astaire in Top Hat

Q: Give us a fascinating fact about yourself:

A: I once danced in front of Omar Sharif!

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