The BBC has appointed former BBC East Midlands news and sports presenter Kate Squire as managing editor at BBC Radio Leicester.
Currently editor of the BBC’s Open Centres – community-based premises set up by the corporation alongside its studios to provide access to BBC learning facilities – she begins her new role on 13 April.
One of her immediate tasks will be to oversee BBC Radio Leicester’s move to digital-based premises in the city centre, as she swaps jobs with current editor Liam McCarthy.
Prior to becoming Open Centres’ editor in 2002, Squire was managing editor at BBC Radio Nottingham.
She joined the BBC in 1985 as a graduate trainee studio manager in radio production, moving on to BBC Radio 4’s Today and BBC World Service, before becoming a breakfast show presenter and sports producer for BBC Radio Leicester.
Squire become a television sports reporter on the East Midlands Today regional news programme in 1991. By 1996 she was a regular news presenter and in 1998 became editor of BBC Radio Nottingham.
By Wale Azeez