Rachel Burden Biography
Rachel Burden is an English newsreader, radio news editor, and presenter. Since 2011 she has been presenting the BBC Radio 5 Live weekday breakfast show. She is also part of the BBC Breakfast‘s main weekend presenters.
Rachel Burden Age
Burden is 45 years as of 2020. She was born Rachel Mary Ann Cecilia Burden on the 22nd of January 1975 in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England. She celebrates her birthday on January 22nd every year and her birth sign is Aquarius.
Rachel Burden Height
Burden stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 6 inches.
Rachel Burden Parents | Siblings
She was born as the fourth child and the only daughter of the BBC journalist, Paul Burden, and his wife. Rachel is the niece of Hugh Burden, a famous actor. She has other siblings whose identities are still under review.
Rachel Burden Education
From 1987 to 1993, she attended Wycombe High School, a girls’ secondary school in High Wycombe, where she studied English, History, Politics, and Practical Music at the A-level. She studied broadcasting journalism at Cardiff University, where she graduated from Trinity College, Dublin.
Rachel Burden Husband | Children
Rachel is a married woman. She is married to her husband Luke Mendham, a fellow journalist, and together she had four children named Rose Mendham, Sam Mendham, Alice Mendham, and Henry Mendham. The family is currently living in the countryside around Knutsford, Cheshire. Burden’s got an Irish passport.
Rachel Burden Son Henry
Her son Henry, born in the Emergency C-section just 31 weeks, was born in February 2016. After this, she had trouble loving him until she had to carry him for the first time.
Rachel Burden 5 Lives
She presents 5 live shows, the Breakfast Program. Burden began her radio career as a reporter for BBC Radio Suffolk and joined Radio 5 live in 2003. She has worked extensively on the network, broadcasting from Rome, Dublin, Kenya, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Rachel Burden BBC News
Burden’s career began as a reporter for BBC Radio Suffolk and joined BBC Radio Bristol, where she co-hosted the early morning breakfast show after working for 1 year and 3 months. She worked alongside Jill Dando’s brother Nigel Dando, the murdered host. She joined Radio 5 Live in 2003 the day before her dad left the BBC for a retreat. Just like her dad, Rachel and Nicky Campbell began the week-end breakfast show in May 2011.
She took over Shelagh Fogarty’s weekday breakfast show alongside current co-presenter Nicky Campbell in May 2011. Burden made her first appearance as an assistant presenter on the BBC Breakfast TV program on Saturday, 23 August 2015.
Rachel Apologises after Swearing on Air
BBC Radio 5 Live host Burden apologized for dropping the F-bomb live on the breakfast radio after she appeared inadvertently. The interviewer and her co-presenter, Nicky Campbell, discussed former justice secretary Chris Grayling when she made the mistake.
They spoke of the decision of the New Probation Service to regulate all prisoners in England and Wales, reversing the 2014 Grayling decision on part-privatization.
Speaking to home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw on Thursday’s broadcast, Burden said: “Chris Grayling seems to have been in charge of numerous departmental gaffes, f***-ups, mismanagement, scandal, and yet he’s still there in the cabinet.”
Rachel Burden Net Worth
Burden has enjoyed a long career in the media industry through reporting and presentation. It’s clear that through her work she’s earned huge net worth. However, details of its precise net worth are still under study. But in one of the interviews, Rachel revealed that she gets paid about 130 thousand pounds to co-host the BBC 5 Live Breakfast program. Her salary details are also not disclosed to the public.