Rachel Burden

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Journalist, BBC Newsreader (1975)
Sun Jul 11 2021
By   Selena

Have you heard the Breakfast show BBC Radio 5 Live? If yes, then you are definitely familiar with the name Rachel Burden. She is presenting the show since 2011, alongside Nicky Campbell. Well, she is a radio news reporter and presenter from England.

Rachel Burden was born on 22 January 1975 as Rachel Mary Ann Cecilia Burden. Further, she is the daughter of a BBC Journalist, Paul Burden, and his wife. As for her schooling life, she studied at Wycombe High School from 1987 to 1993. After graduating her A-level from Trinity College, Dublin, she studied at Cardiff University in broadcast journalism.

Career Highlights

Burden started her career journalism career working at BBC Radio Suffolk as a reporter. Then she moved to  BBC Radio Bristol where she co-hosted the early morning breakfast show, working alongside Nigel Dando.

 BBC Radio 5 Live! presenter Rachel Burden with her father, Paul Burden.
Image: BBC Radio 5 Live! presenter Rachel Burden with her father, Paul Burden.
Source: Twitter @Rachel Burden

The day before her dad retired from the BBC, Rachel entered Radio 5 Live in 2003. In  May 2011, she took over the weekday breakfast show from Shelagh Fogarty alongside current co-presenter Nicky Campbell. Likewise, Rachel made her debut on the BBC Breakfast television program on Saturday 23 August 2015 as a relief presenter.

Relationship with Husband, Luke Mendham

As of now, Rachel Burden shares a healthy marital relationship with her husband, Luke Mendham. Her spouse is also a BBC journalist. She and her husband tied the wedding knot in the year 2004 among close friends and family.

 Rachel Burden with her husband and children.
Image: Rachel Burden with her husband and children.
Source: Instagram @rachelburden_radio

The couple is enjoying their married life for seventeen years since marriage. Well, as they live a happy life together, there are no rumors and additional marriage affairs between them.

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Luke Mendham & Rachel Burden Children

From the strong marital relationship, Rachel and her spouse Luke shared four adorable children. They are; Rose Mendham (b. 2005), Sam Mendham, Alice Mendham, and Henry Mendham

 Rachel and Luke's daughters Rose (middle), Alice (right), and son Sam Mendham (left).
Photo: Rachel and Luke's daughters Rose (middle), Alice (right), and son Sam Mendham (left).
Source: Instagram @rachelburden_radio

Currently, the Mendham family of six resides in the countryside, which is near Knutsford, Cheshire. They are living a blissful and limelight life. The Mendham siblings are often spotted on most of the posts updated by their mother on her Instagram account.

Net Worth & Salary

 As of 2021, Rachel Burden has an estimated net worth of $3 million. One of the most respected journalists has made a stupendous fortune out of her professional career. 

Well, Burden is one of the famous BBC journalists who has already secured huge success in the broadcasting field. As per Glassdoor, the average wage of BBC journalists is around £40,950.

Also, know the net worth of another BBC News employee Emily Maitlis

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