Thursday, 12 July 2012

Kathy Clugston

Kathy Clugston is the well-known Ulster newsreader and continuity announcer on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.

Born in Belfast, she attended Methodist College and then studied French and Russian at the Queen's University of Belfast.

Kathy Clugston worked as a continuity announcer and transmission director at BBC Northern Ireland from 1996 to 2003, announcing for BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, and appearing as one of three in-vision announcers on BBC Choice Northern Ireland between 1999 and 2001.

Prior to starting at BBC Radio 4, Kathy spent some years in Amsterdam, working as a reporter and presenter for Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

She began working on Radio 4 in 2006, and first read evening news bulletins in 2007.

In April 2008, she began news-reading duties on the flagship Today programme.

As well as being a ukulele player who made a documentary for Radio Four in 2009, she came up with the idea for "Radio4minus1letter", taking a radio programme title and dropping a single letter to create a new title, while using Twitter.

The idea resulted in Kathy's book  A Brief History of Tim: The World Minus One Letter, based on the game.


Anonymous said...

Breaking News : A plane load of ukelele players has been hijacked. The hijackers say if they're demands aren't met, they will have no hesitation in releasing the ukelele players.

Timothy Belmont said...

Is that you Kathy? LOL :-)

Anonymous said...

What's the difference between an onion and a ukulele? No-one sheds tears when a ukulele gets chopped up!