Hi! I’m Gareth Barlow!
I’m a newsreader and reporter for the BBC World Service, the world’s largest global radio station. Every hour of the day we broadcast to an audience of millions from our studios in the centre of London, at the BBC’s Broadcasting House.
A food, farming and rural affairs specialist – I spent seven years working as a farmer, butcher and slaughterman before joining the BBC.
It wasn’t a normal journey; my family aren’t farmers, so aged seventeen I sold my XBox to buy six rare breed sheep.
Over six years my flock grew from six to six hundred. A supplier to royalty and thirty restaurant customers, including numerous Michelin starred establishments, in 2011 I won the Outstanding Newcomer to Food and Drink award.
After selling the farm I spent three years working for the BBC’s local stations in Yorkshire, presenting the Yorkshire Farming programme and covering food and rural affairs.
In 2015 I was honoured to receive the Yorkshire Award for The Countryside in recognition for my work. A Highly Commended Young Journalist at the 2016 O2 Media Awards, in 2017 the Radio Academy named me as one of their thirty brightest young talents in the radio and audio industry.
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