Shelagh Fogarty is a popular TV and radio presenter and journalist, currently presenting the afternoon show LBC, weekdays from 13:00 until 16:00.
Shelagh presented the Lunchtime Show for BBC Five Live and alongside Nicky Campbell she co-presented Five Live’s Breakfast show where they won multiple Sony Radio Awards. During this time, she interviewed the country's top politicians, sports stars, musicians and actors. Shelagh excels at live outside broadcast and has covered some of the biggest world events internationally and across the UK. With her intelligent, sometimes irreverent sense of humour, Shelagh has a knack for making politics and hard-hitting news stories accessible to the widest possible audience.
A graduate in Spanish, French and Portuguese from Durham University, Shelagh began her career with the BBC as a broadcast journalist. She trained across Britain, reporting and producing for various BBC Radio and TV regions including Radio Four and BBC North West, working on programmes including The World at One, PM, Sunday Service and Euronews.
Shelagh’s BBC career has included anchoring coverage of the American presidential elections, broadcasting live from St Peters Square in Rome for the funeral of Pope John Paul II and covering the devastation of the Boxing Day tsunami from Thailand. A compassionate and thoughtful journalist, Shelagh was invited to cover the live service at Anfield marking the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy, and has reported on the James Bulger murder trial and the Madrid train bombings. She has reported from the flotilla for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, broadcast from Argentina for the Falkland Islands anniversary and hosted daily Paralympic coverage from the 2016 Games in Rio.
But there is a lighter side to life, and Shelagh knows how to enjoy it. She had great fun covering not only Madonna's wedding to Guy Ritchie, but also exclusively breaking the story for Five Live that an intruder had hidden himself in the cathedral organ for days to film Rocco Ritchie's christening. Not opposed to roughing it in the name of broadcasting, Shelagh camped overnight in an Essex field with over 40,000 scouts for the World Scout Jamboree.
An experienced presenter and writer, Shelagh has been a guest reporter for ITV on Tonight with Trevor McDonald, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, This Morning and BBC’s The One Show. She is a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph, Total Politics and The Tablet.
Shelagh is an accomplished and engaging corporate event host. With years of live radio broadcasting under her belt, there are few situations, guests or audiences that are able to phase her.