With over 15 awards, & 11 years hosting Capital FM’s breakfast show, Stephanie is one of the UKs biggest radio stars. In 2014 she took a break from broadcasting but was eventually lured back after 18 months to the BBC where she now hosts ‘The Stephanie Hirst Show’ weekday mornings 9-12pm on BBC Radio Leeds and her unique ‘Vinyl Revival’ show every Saturday night on BBC Radio Manchester.
Expanding into TV, she has presented for ITV’s Lorraine, BBC Breakfast, BBC Inside Out, along with writing for The Guardian & The Independent.
Starting her career aged 12 at Radio Aire in Leeds, eventually securing a slot on the overnight show at 16, this took her on an unbelievable journey hosting some of the biggest commercial radio shows in the UK, including the national Sunday top 40 show ‘Hit40Uk’ for 3 years, along with interviewing some of the world’s biggest stars.
She’s a trustee & fellow of The Radio Academy, current chair of The Student Radio Awards, and an Honorary Degree recipient from Leeds Beckett University.