Anna Foster – born 1979 – is the BBC’s Middle East news correspondent.
On graduation from City University London she joined the BBC’s trainee reporters scheme. She then joined BBC Radio Cleveland as a reporter for three years, before becoming a news presenter, and then co-presenting the drive-time show.
Anna then joined BBC Radio 5 Live as a regional North East reporter, before relocating to London as a weekend news presenter, and also presenting on Newsbeat.
Foster joined the BBC Radio 5 Live Weekend Breakfast show on 23 April 2011, replacing Rachel Burden who moved to the weekday 5 Live Breakfast team alongside Nicky Campbell on 3 May.
On 14 November 2012, Foster became the Wednesday-to-Friday co-presenter of 5 Live Drive (4–7 pm) alongside Peter Allen; Louise Minchin was the Monday and Tuesday co-host. Foster subsequently became the permanent co-host, alongside Tony Livesey who replaced Allen in October 2014.
Foster left Drive on 12 August 2021 to take up a new role as BBC Middle East correspondent in Beirut.
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