Rory Morrison studied English Language and Literature at Durham University before embarking on a career in broadcasting at Beacon Radio, an independent station in the West Midlands, as a travel reporter (perched on the back of a motorcycle!) and presenter.
He joined the BBC in 1990 to host the afternoon show at Radio Leeds and was also heard on BBC Radio York and on the breakfast show at BBC Radio Cleveland.
After leaving local radio he worked for a time for the British Forces Broadcasting Service before joining BBC Radio 4 as a continuity announcer. Over the years he has both presented and reported for From Our Own Correspondent, spent New Years Eve 1999 on standy-by in case the millenium bug threatened the BBC's output (it didn't!) and eventually joined the newsreading team, presenting the Six O'clock bulletin for major events such as the Queen Mother's funeral.
In 2004 he was diagnosed with a rare type of Lymphoma but, after several years of treatment, he is now in complete remission from the disease. A fund raising walk by his Radio 4 colleagues raised well over £20,000 for the Lymphoma Association.
Rory lives in St Albans with his wife Nikki (a reporter for BBC Look East) and their two children