Meet the Radio Exe News Team...
Radio Exe news editor Anna Byles
Anna worked at the BBC for 13 years before joining Radio Exe – firstly at BBC Somerset, then at BBC Radio Devon. She mainly worked as a producer on the Breakfast shows at both stations.
She’s a farmer’s daughter from Somerset but moved to Devon 8 years ago when she met her husband. She now lives in Exeter with her 2 daughters. Anna LOVES living in the city with everything it has to offer, but also escaping to the coast and moors.
Amy has been a broadcast journalist within the South West for 15 years and in that time she has read the news for 11 radio stations.
Amy took a break from radio to work within PR and social media in the events industry; winning an award for blogging and being ranked as one of the most influential UK social media events professionals. On realising that you never really get broadcasting out of your system, she made a return to radio to work at Radio Exe.
When not reading the news, Amy can be found with her husband and three children on an adventure of some kind in their VW T4; dancing at a festival, surfing, travelling abroad or just 'roughing' it somewhere idyllic.
Charles has been a broadcast journalist for some time. He started his career as a programme assistant with BBC Radio Solent in Southampton, and progressed through the BBC journalism training course to become a reporter and then news producer at BBC Radio Cumbria in Carlisle and BBC Radio Furness in Barrow.
During that time he covered many stories, but the most significant was the Lockerbie plane bombing. He later became one of the BBC’s first bi-media journalists working on local television bulletins for Cumbria, South West Scotland and the Isle of Man, as well as continuing his work with the BBC’s local radio network in the area.
In 1989, he moved into commercial radio, as the founding news editor of Orchard FM in Taunton. After that he started freelancing for a number of stations in the South West including BBC Radios Devon and Cornwall. He's also been Radio Five Live south west news reporter.
Louise, who was born in Devon, has been working in radio since the late 1990s starting her career at Spirit FM in Chichester before heading north to Huddersfield FM where she was news editor. She then headed to London where she spent the next decade working for ITN, firstly for News Direct and then IRN.
During her time in the capital, Louise covered stories such as the murder of Jill Dando, the Paddington rail crash, the election of the Ken Livingstone and London Mayor, the murder of Damilola Taylor and the 2005 London bombings. Louise read breakfast bulletins on Magic 105.4 before moving back to Devon in 2009 ahead of the arrival of her twins.
When she's not broadcasting, Louise enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, reading and catching up on lost sleep.