Episode 4

Plugging Away With Rachel Burden

Radio 5 Live presenter and breakfast broadcaster Rachel Burden talks longevity, persistence, keeping things fresh and juggling 3.30am starts with raising four children.

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“When work is love, life is 10 times better”

The ‘voice’ of the morning, BBC Radio 5 Live presenter and breakfast broadcaster Rachel Burden talks about longevity, persistence, keeping things fresh and juggling 3.30 am starts with raising four children. 

The ‘voice’ of the morning, BBC Radio 5 Live presenter and breakfast broadcaster Rachel Burden talks about longevity, persistence, keeping things fresh and juggling 3.30 am starts with raising four children. 

Rachel explains how a bit of fortune coupled with a great passion for radio started her on her journey to success. She credits her fortune to her authenticity in the interview process, which made her stand out from the crowd. Starting somewhere small, she was exposed to many roles and tasks, which she explains was a great learning curve for her.

Rachel recaps the opportunity she received to go live on air as a presenter in 2003, how she hasn’t looked back and how she injects her personality into her work.  She has learned to trust and channel her inner voice. 

Rachel also discusses the virtues of not resting on her laurels and explains how she is constantly exploring other avenues to keep things fresh, stretching herself whilst not constantly looking too far into the future.

Highlights include:

1:36 – How Rachel’s family influenced her upbringing.

3:59 – How Rachel transformed herself and her voice, to become a better presenter.

5:23 –  Being yourself is the best thing you can do for your betterment.

8:32 – How Rachel maintains her calm during shoots.

10:40 – Not knowing all the answers and the advantage of a curious mind.

12:05 – How loving your work is a blessing you should always cherish.

18:26 – Motherhood and its effects on work-life balance.

22:17 – The importance of a support system in life. 

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