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Nicky Campbell

 Nicky Campbell
Nicky Campbell co-presents the Breakfast show on BBC Radio Five Live each weekday from 6.00 to 9.00am with Shelagh Fogarty who joined the programme in January 2004. After graduating from Aberdeen University in history, he gained his first position in radio as a jingle writer for independent radio, Northsound Radio in Scotland.

He went on to present his own breakfast show on the station, before moving to London's Capital Radio in 1986. Nicky joined BBC Radio 1 in October 1987, from Capital, with a late night Saturday programme. He followed this with stints on the drivetime and afternoon shows. He joined Five Live in October 1997 where he presented the morning phone-in programme. He moved to Breakfast in January 2003 to co-present with Victoria Derbyshire.Nicky has won four Sony Awards including a Gold in 2002 for the Five Live Breakfast programme's coverage of the September 11th attack on New York.

He was voted Variety Club of Great Britain Radio Personality of the Year in 1999. As a TV presenter he has over the years worked on projects including the Wheel of Fortune, Top of the Pops and Panorama. He currently fronts Watchdog on BBC ONE.

Born in Edinburgh in April 1961, Nicky is married to journalist Tina Ritchie, and lives in London with their four children.

SOURCE: BBC PRESS OFFICE