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Premier’s Rosie Wright ‘delighted’ by prize

todayNovember 15, 2022 146

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Rosie, who co-presents Inspirational Breakfast show every weekday morning with John Pantry, received a Jerusalem Award for the Under 25 year old category on Thursday night.

She said: “It’s slightly surreal when these things happen. I was sat with my family and there were lots of familiar faces in the crowd.

“You never quite know what to do when you go up on stage but I’m really delighted, really honoured and really grateful to have got the award.”

Rosie Wright

Rosie Wright with her mum, Debbie Wright


Staged in recent years at BAFTA in central London, the Jerusalem Awards is an annual ceremony which promotes top quality Christian radio and online broadcasting. It regularly attracts entrants from media organisations including the BBC.

In March, Rosie was announced as the winner of the Newcomer of the Year at the annual IRN Awards organised by Sky News Radio.

Encouraging aspiring broadcasters to seize any opportunity which arises, Rosie added: “Just go for it. Talk to anyone. Email everyone. Ask people to go out for coffees. You get these jobs by pester power so, politely, pester.”

Awards categories in the Jerusalem Awards this year also included best short and long radio programmes, digital content, presenter, and Easter-themed programmes.

Asked what content judges looked at from her extensive portfolio, Rosie said: “Things around the US election, some of my ‘Taboo or to do’ features which have been really good fun, lots of breaking news stories which have been quite hard.

“It’s been a really challenging year for news, so also this time last year my visit to the Calais camp as the camp was evicted.”

Click here to listen to Premier’s Alex Williams speaking with Rosie Wright:

Written by: Steven Grimmer

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