News Team

Philippa Davies
Philippa's voice is a familiar one on the local airwaves - she's been presenting the news on radio stations in the south west since the mid-1990s.
She's also worked in regional television and spent time reporting for national radio news in London, but prefers to live in Exeter, where she was born and brought up, reporting on the issues that people here are talking about.
Philippa led the news team at Exeter FM and - after taking a break to pursue other interests - she jumped at the chance to return to the re-branded Radio Exe.
She sees local news as a vital part of a radio station's output and is totally committed to providing up-to-date, accurate and interesting coverage of the events and issues Radio Exe's audience want to hear about.
When not at work, Philippa loves spending time with friends, getting out and about in Devon - especially the fantastic beaches in the summer - and enjoying the wonderful local food and drink this area has to offer.


Charles Eden

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 with 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. As well as working for Radio Five Live as their South West news reporter, covering everything from the Malmesbury Two – the pigs which escaped from the abattoir – to the Boscastle Flood and the total eclipse of the Sun.


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