Shelagh Fogarty on staying impartial in a world of controversy

Shelagh Fogarty is an award-winning journalist and radio presenter, and this year marks 30 years since she made her way onto the airwaves. Originally from Liverpool, she joined the BBC trainee scheme in 1989 and has since had a successful career on Radio 5 Live and, as of 2014, has hosted LBC’s afternoon programme. XCityPlus spoke to Fogarty about her journalism inspirations, broadcasting career and time at LBC.

Journalism, OCD, and me

Since starting my Journalism Master’s in September 2020, I’ve noticed my nit-picking perfectionism and incessant checking more than once. After each sentence I write, I have a habit of going back to the beginning of the piece and reading it all through again to make sure it still flows.