BBC Radio 5 Live

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Facts and stats

Promising "live news and live sport", BBC Radio 5 live is the BBC's rolling radio news service, launched in 1994. It broadcasts from MediaCityUK in Salford.

The network carries sports commentaries on evenings and weekends, and has a part-time digital service Five Live Sports Extra which also has additional sports coverage.

Editorial areaUK
Launched27 August 1990
Former namesBBC Radio Five
BBC Radio Five Live
BBC Five Live

Contact BBC Radio 5 Live

Postal addressQuay House
M50 2QH
+44 20 8743 8000
+44 808 590 9693
Official website

Social media

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Latest news stories

BBC Radio 5 live’s Young Commentator of the Year is back
BBC Media Centre - published 5 October 2018, 9.00am bst
Word Cup Winners: 5 live surges as England succeeds
BBC Media Centre - published 11 July 2018, 4.27pm bst
BBC gets live rights for Commonwealth Games
RadioToday - published 3 April 2018, 11.54am bst
BBC Radio 5 live launches weather podcast
RadioToday - published 20 March 2018, 11.08am gmt
Robbie Savage to captain 5-live-a-side team
RadioToday - published 19 February 2018, 9.10am gmt


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Alan Green Presenter
Anita Anand Presenter
Brian Alexander Presenter
Charlotte Green Presenter
Chris Warburton Presenter
Chris Sutton Presenter
Clare McDonnell Presenter
Colin Murray Presenter
Darren Fletcher Presenter
Dotun Adebayo Presenter
Eleanor Oldroyd Presenter
Elis James Presenter
Gabby Logan Presenter
Gabriele Marcotti Presenter
Gordon Turnbull Sports Editor
Hayley Hassall Presenter
Ian Wright Presenter
Jason Mohammad Presenter
Jermaine Jenas Presenter
Jo Hornby Journalist
John Motson Presenter
John Robins Presenter
John Inverdale Presenter
Jon Wilkinson Producer
Jonathan Wall Programme Director
Jonathan Legard Presenter
Jonny Gould Broadcaster and podcaster
Karl Kruszelnicki Presenter
Kelly Cates Presenter
Laura McGhie Presenter
Laura Whitmore Presenter
Mark Pougatch Presenter
Mark Chapman Presenter
Mickey Clark Presenter
Naga Munchetty Presenter
Nicky Campbell Presenter
Nihal Arthanayake Presenter
Orna Merchant Travel reporter
Peter Allen Presenter
Peter Crowther Studio Manager
Rachel Burden Presenter
Rhod Sharp Presenter
Rick Edwards Presenter
Robbie Savage Presenter
Russell Fuller Presenter
Sarah Brett Presenter
Scott Mills Presenter
Stephen Nolan Presenter
Steve Mawhinney Head of News
Steven Davies Journalist
Susanne Courtney Presenter
Tom Clarke Studio Director
Tony Livesey Presenter
Will Cooper Interactive Editor

…at BBC

Amol Rajan Media Editor
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson Non-Executive Director
Beth Parsons Broadcast Journalist, BBC Look North Yorkshire
Bob Shennan Group Managing Director
Charlotte Moore Chief Content Officer
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Dame Elan Closs Stephens Member for Wales
Deborah Turness CEO of News and Current Affairs
Gautam Rangarajan Group Director of Strategy and Performance
Glyn Isherwood Chief Operating Officer (2)
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
Ian Hargreaves Non-Executive Director
June Sarpong Director of Creative Diversity
Ken MacQuarrie Director of Nations & Regions
Kerris Bright Chief Customer Officer
Leigh Tavaziva Chief Operating Officer
Richard Sharp Chairman
Robbie Gibb Member for England
Shirley Garrood Non-Executive Director
Sir Nicholas Serota Senior Independent Director
Steve Morrison Member for Scotland
Tim Davie Director General
Tom Fussell CEO - BBC Studios
Tom Glenwright Producer

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