It has been announced that Moira Stuart will join radio station Classic FM.
From February, she will read the news on the breakfast show. She will also present a Saturday afternoon show from July next year.
In a statement Stuart said:
“I couldn’t be more excited and delighted to be joining the Classic FM family. It’s a wonderful opportunity to take a whole new journey, with people I really like and admire.”
Stuart’s career began in the 1970s as a production assistant at the BBC. She later moved on to BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2 as a continuity announcer and newsreader.
In 1981 she went on to become a newsreader for BBC News, making her the first African-Caribbean female newsreader to appear on British television.