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Profile: Anne Leuchars

Anne Leuchars
Anne loves the buzz of presenting a live show

Anne co-presents a round up of the news with Jon Harle each weekday from 4pm.


Favourite view in the north-east of England?

Windy Gyle in the Cheviot Hills. It's right on the Scottish border, with amazing views in all directions.

Best thing about working in radio?

Every day, the news is different - we get to talk to a wide variety of people and there's a guaranteed buzz in a live show.

Most interesting person you've interviewed?

It's impossible to pick out one person, because every interviewee is interesting for different reasons.

But it was a bit strange interviewing the novelist Joanna Trollope because she used to be my English teacher at school - those old classroom anxieties never quite leave you!

First record you bought?

She Loves You by the Beatles.

Previous jobs?

I've been a journalist all my life, working in newspapers, radio and TV. I also ran a small PR consultancy and worked for the Northumberland National Park Authority as their Information Officer.

Happy memories?

Countless wonderful walks in the north-east of England's countryside.

Any bad memories?

I've seen many harrowing and distressing sights while on reporting assignments.

Who would most enjoy being stuck in a lift with?

Barack Obama.

Where do you go for a quiet moment?

Into my hammock, strung between two oak trees. Birdsong and woodland are calming and reassuring.

Any bad habits?

I have a serious caffeine habit - but wish I could afford a champagne habit!


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