Rozina Breen

Head of News, BBC Radio 5 Live


Rozina Breen is the head of News for BBC 5live, the BBC’s second largest speech radio station. She spent over a decade as a journalist with BBC Current Affairs Radio, working also on current affairs TV documentaries including one on the far right and another on the lives of sex workers. Before joining 5live, Rozina was a Digital Editor for the BBC World Service delivering global digital journalism and ran the BBC Local radio station for West Yorkshire, BBC Radio Leeds, for six years.

She launched the 5Live News Digital Pilots team in February 2017 telling Digital-first stories of younger women in the North of England. She also oversees the network’s editorial News seasons including a year-long look at mental health as well as its guest editor and guest reporter strands with the aim of opening up the lens to journalism, telling stories that are relevant and delivering a distinctive, people-led News agenda. During her time as Editor of BBC Radio Leeds, she launched [in partnership with Bradford City of Film] My Bradford, a citizen journalist start-up which allows Bradfordians to tell their own stories through film, photography and blogs on a BBC platform.

Rozina has written two publications on real life issues [stress and prejudice] for the teenage market and spent three years in academia, teaching journalism and radio production. She has three children and a dog and enjoys running.

2 November 2017

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