Who is Rachel Burden on BBC Breakfast? | The Sun

RACHEL Burden has climbed the ladder at the BBC and has cemented herself as one of their leading broadcasters.

The talented presenter has enjoyed an incredible career at the Beeb, which includes hosting the coveted BBC Breakfast slot.

Who is Rachel Burden?

Rachel Mary Ann Cecilia Burden was born on January 22, 1975 in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

She is a newsreader, radio news reporter, and presenter.

Rachel followed in her dad Paul Burden's footsteps, who is also known for his work on the BBC.

She began her career as a reporter at BBC Radio Suffolk, and 15 months later joined BBC Radio Bristol where she co-hosted the early morning breakfast show, working alongside Nigel Dando, the brother of the murdered presenter Jill Dando.

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Rachel then joined Radio 5 Live in 2003, the day before her father retired from the BBC.

She took over the weekday breakfast show from Shelagh Fogarty in May 2011.

Since 2015 Rachelalso works for BBC Breakfast as a relief presenter.

The presenter is very active on social media and you can follow her on Twitter on her handle @rachelburden.

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Rachel is also on Instagram, and has a huge army fans on her page @rachelburden_radio.

Why has Rachel Burden replaced Naga Munchetty on BBC Breakfast?

Since March 1, 2023 Rachel has been filling in for Naga Munchetty while she is away from her job.

The BBC haven't revealed why Naga is off but BBC Breakfast viewers have loved seeing Rachel on the show.

One wrote on Twitter: "Please can we keep Rachel instead of the awful Naga?"

Another added: "BBCBreakfast Rachel burden is one of the better presenters on the BBC."

Is Rachel Burden married?

Rachel married her husband and fellow journalist Luke Mendham in 2004.

Together they have four children – daughters Rose and Alice, and sons Sam and Henry.

The family live in Knutsford, Cheshire.

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