5 live: Weekend Breakfast
Hello, I'd like to tell you about a new co-presenter for 5 live Weekend Breakfast from April. As you probably know, Rachel Burden is leaving the programme to present 5 live Breakfast alongside Nicky Campbell .
Joining Phil Williams each weekend morning will be Anna Foster. You probably know Anna best as our regional reporter based in Newcastle and you will have heard her reporting on stories ranging from Raoul Moat to the Cumbrian floods to events at Newcastle United. She's also already presented a number of 5 live programmes including Weekend Breakfast and Drive.
Anna has already proved that she's a great journalist and a warm personality and I think she and Phil will make a great combination each Saturday and Sunday morning. Weekend Breakfast is an important programme for us - it's vital for us in reporting the main news stories of each weekend, setting the agenda for the day's sport and capturing the mood of the weekend. The new line-up starts on Saturday April 23.
Later in the summer, we'll also have two new presenters for our new Sunday morning programme. BBC Political Correspondent Laura Kuenssberg and Manchester-based presenter Sam Walker will present Double Take at 9.30am on Sundays from July. There'll be more details about the programme on this blog nearer the time.
But with Anna, Laura and Sam all joining our weekend line-up, I think we're adding three highly talented female presenters to our team of presenters.
Adrian Van Klaveren is the controller of 5 live.