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James O'Brien

James O'Brien

Presenter, LBC & BBC Newsnight

James O'Brien currently presents the flagship mid-morning show on London’s talk radio station LBC 97.3 where he continues to challenge the traditional phone-in format by focussing on people’s experiences rather than opinions.

James began his media career in national newspaper journalism. He became the youngest showbiz editor on Fleet Street, working at the Daily Express.

His first engagement as a radio broadcaster soon followed, when he presented BBC Radio Five Live's political eviction show The Magnificent Seven, which won a prestigious Sony Radio Award. Subsequently, he presented a late-night chat show for regional ITV, as well as fronting a variety of documentaries and discussion programmes for national television.