Laura McGhie will host a new weekend overnight show on BBC Radio 5 Live

Laura McGhie will host a new weekend overnight show on BBC Radio 5 Live

Every weekend between 1-5am, Laura will connect with 5 Live’s night-time audience across the UK, discussing the big stories of the day and hearing about the issues that touch their lives.

Providing a platform for listeners to share their views, the programme specifically covers topics that audiences deem important.

Laura has been a Sport Presenter for BBC Scotland TV’s flagship news programme The Nine since 2019, and has presented live sports coverage for The Women’s Six Nations, BBC Scotland’s Sports Scene and more.

Laura has also presented on BBC Radio 5 Live, hosting the Breakfast, Weekend Breakfast and Drive shows previously.

Laura says: “I am so thrilled to be joining 5 Live. It’s an absolute dream come true and I can’t wait to get started. I have loved every minute of working with many of the talented 5Live teams so far, but I’m especially looking forward to being a companion to everyone who is up with us through the night.”

Julie Cullen, Managing Editor at BBC Radio 5 Live, says: “We’re delighted that Laura is joining the 5 Live family, she’s an accomplished broadcaster and sportswoman. Currently she’s the presenter of BBC Scotland’s flagship TV news programmes The Nine and The Seven, she’s played a significant part in growing BBC Scotland’s news, sport and entertainment content across television and radio. Laura is an engaging broadcaster who’s incredibly passionate about sport.”

Listeners can tune in to BBC Radio 5 Live is on DAB, MW and online via BBC Sounds.

BBC Radio 5 Live is the voice of the UK, bringing audiences news, sport and topical, entertaining conversation and a huge range of podcasts.

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