BBC Radio presenter and Acton resident Julian Worricker has been recognised with an honorary degree by the University of West London (UWL) for his contribution to broadcasting.
Julian started in journalism in the late 1980s as a reporter for BBC Radio Leicester and in a career that has spanned 35 years was part of the launch team of BBC Radio Five and has been heard and seen on BBC World Service, Radio Five Live, BBC Radio 4 and the BBC’s TV news channel.
Paul Lohneis, head of the London School of Film, Media and design at UWL said: “Julian Worricker is such a familiar part of the fabric of UK radio and TV we are delighted to be able to recognise his contribution to broadcasting and the role he plays in helping the next generation of presenters to hone their skills.”
During his career, Julian has won several awards including three Sony Gold awards for his Radio Five Live work and also acts as a trainer and coach to others for the BBC’s own training academy.
A thrilled Julian said: “I have worked as a broadcast journalist for many years but the chance to teach those who may be doing it in the future is something that has slowly become part of my working life and is very rewarding so to be recognised for doing that was something I was not expecting and I am really delighted about it.”