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Presenter Profile: Chris Warburton

Chris Warburton

Chris Warburton, who has presented and produced radio at national and local level for 12 years, is the host of the Swindon Breakfast Show on BBC Wiltshire.

Warburton, who's no stranger to early mornings, entertains and informs listeners from Old Town to Haydon Wick, every weekday from 6.00am - 9.00am.

Passionate about news, passionate about sport, and passionate about what matters to you, Chris said:

"It's a great chance to put together a really exciting programme for Swindon. We've got a brilliant team who are dedicated to hunting down what matters to our listeners and providing up to date information to make their lives that little bit easier."

After qualifying as a journalist, Chris worked as a producer, reporter and presenter for the BBC in Cambridge. Next, he moved into national radio, working for BBC Radio 5 Live as a producer and reporter.

He said: "I've been incredibly lucky to have covered some amazing events so far in my career. The World Cup? Check. The US Presidential election? Check. Even interviewing Arnie? Check.

"I love hearing people's stories and I like asking the questions I think people deserve the answers too. It goes without saying that we have a laugh too! And play some decent music to get you started for the day."

About Chris

My name is Christopher Ernest John Warburton. Chris or Warby to my friends.

And no - before you ask - I'm NOTHING to do with the bread family. If Only. I'm in my early thirties and recently got married to my amazing wife Hannah.

I'm a radio man through and through. I love everything about it and have worked in the industry for more than ten years.

Whatever is going on I want to know about it - locally or around the world.

I'm originally from Haywards Heath in Sussex, but have lived in Leicester, where I got a degree in politics, and Cardiff, where I qualified as a journalist.

I'm passionate about music - with Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye never far from my playlist.

I'm a football man for my sins - although approaching my playing retirement. And I've also started playing the guitar recently - I'll have to play you my Stairway to Heaven sometime.

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