Rachael Bland (née Hodges) is a former presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC North West Tonight.
After training as a broadcast journalist, Bland presented news bulletins on BBC Wiltshire. She then moved to BBC Radio 5 Live, at first reading the news on Richard Bacon’s show. Bland started to present sports on television, as well as a relief and weekend presenter on the BBC News Channel.
Since BBC Radio 5 Live moved to MediaCityUK, Salford Quays in Manchester in 2011, Bland presented on BBC North West Tonight as both a newsreader and as the main relief presenter.
In September 2013 Rachael married BBC 5 Live producer Steve Bland. She died on 5th September 2018, following a lengthy battle with cancer.
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