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Name  Shelagh Fogarty
Role  television presenter

Education  Durham University
TV shows  Daily Politics
Shelagh Fogarty LBC signs up Shelagh Fogarty to present weekday afternoon

Born  13 January 1966 (age 57) (1966-01-13) Liverpool, England
Occupation  radio and television presenter; journalist

Similar  Nick Ferrari, Rachel Burden, Victoria Derbyshire

Shelagh fogarty

Shelagh Fogarty (born 13 January 1966 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England) is a radio and television presenter and journalist. Noted for having previously hosted the BBC Radio 5 Live breakfast show with Nicky Campbell, she currently presents the afternoon programme on LBC.


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Shelagh fogarty screams at a mouse in the studio

Early life

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Fogarty is the youngest of seven children, born in Anfield, Liverpool. Her Irish parents moved to England in the late 1950s. She went to the Mary Help of Christians R.C. High School, a girls' Catholic grammar school run by the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, on Stonebridge Lane in Croxteth. She studied French and Spanish at Durham University, graduating in 1988, and spending a year out in Barcelona. Learning her trade, she worked as a BBC trainee at Radio Humberside, Radio Guernsey, Radio Bristol, Radio Sheffield and Radio Merseyside.

Media career

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Fogarty joined Radio 4 in 1994, and went freelance in 1999.

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She then moved on to Radio 5 Live where she co-presented Weekend Breakfast before moving to co-host the Breakfast programme with Nicky Campbell. In April 2011, Fogarty took over from Gabby Logan on the lunchtime show. The show covered news, sport and interviews. Each day there was a special feature. On Mondays the feature was the sports team. Health was covered on Tuesdays. The programme was broadcast from Westminster on Wednesdays when Fogarty was joined by political correspondent John Pienaar, a guest journalist and three members of Parliament to cover Prime Minister's Questions. Thursday's consumer desk included Martin Lewis. Five Life on Fridays looked at work and lifestyle.

In January 2008, she had a gun pointed at her and her film crew while filming a report for ITV's Tonight with Trevor McDonald, in Croxteth where she was brought up. She had been asked to return to the area to see how safe she felt walking around after dark.

In January 2010 Fogarty joined the presenting team of The Daily Politics, co-hosting the show on Thursdays with Andrew Neil.

In March 2010, she swam a mile in The Serpentine in Hyde Park for Sport Relief 2010.

In July 2014 Fogarty announced that she would be leaving 5 Live to explore other opportunities. Her final programme was broadcast on 3 September.

Following a period as a guest presenter with LBC, in December 2014 it was announced that Fogarty would join the station to present its 1:00 pm-4:00 pm weekday slot, replacing Julia Hartley-Brewer.


Fogarty won the Sony Silver Award in 2007 for the 5 Live Breakfast programme as Best News and Current Affairs Programme with Nicky Campbell.


Fogarty crossed picket lines during the 2005 BBC strike. At 7:00 am on the day of the strike, Fogarty went on air live, without co-presenter Nicky Campbell and without giving herself a name-check. Sports reporter Alistair Bruce-Ball responded: "Thanks, Shelagh", as she handed over to him. During a December 2009 breakfast show, she chastised rock band Rage Against the Machine for their use of profanity.

Personal life

She lives in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames


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