BBC Radio Newcastle presenter dies at 44 after short illness – fr

BBC Radio Newcastle presenter dies at 44 after short illness – fr

The BBC paid tribute to Radio Newcastle presenter Lisa Shaw after her death from a short illness, the Chronicle reports.
The 44-year-old woman died in hospital, her colleagues describing her as an “amazing person” who had “touched and enriched the lives of so many people, and made them better just by being there.”

The BBC said in a statement: “We are all completely heartbroken, in disbelief, numb and saddened, that there is a Lisa shaped hole in our lives that will never, ever be filled.

“We are so grateful for the time we spent with her, and there are so many fond memories that will be dear to us for the rest of our lives.

Lisa died at 44

“She was the best wife and mom, sister, daughter, aunt, friend and colleague anyone could hope for. “

They added, “She loved connecting with the wonderful people of the North East every day, and it takes heart to know how many lives she was an integral part of each day.

“We would like to thank everyone for the unconditional love and support we received at such a difficult time, reinforcing how deeply she was cherished by so many people.

Rik Martin, Acting Editor-in-Chief of BBC Radio Newcastle, added: “Everyone at the station is devastated and thinks of Lisa’s lovely family.

“She was a trusted colleague, a brilliant presenter, a great friend, a loving wife and mom. She loved being on the radio and was loved by our audiences. We lost that special someone who meant a lot to a lot of people. “

The BBC paid tribute to him

Originally from County Durham, Lisa began her career as a TV reporter and radio presenter at Metro Radio, and over the years has worked at many area radio stations and made a stint as a columnist. for the Sunday Sun.

In 2012, she won the Sony Gold Award for Best Breakfast in Britain for her show on Real Radio.

She joined BBC Newcastle in 2015, after 13 years at Global Radio.

Chris Burns, Director of BBC Local Radio, said: “Lisa was a talented presenter who had already accomplished a lot and would have accomplished a lot more.

“She hosted an Easter special that aired on our 39 local stations in England, a fact that reflects the esteem she held. My thoughts are with Lisa’s family, friends and colleagues at this terrible time. “


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