Joel Mitchell

Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds & Presenter, Friday Early Breakfast Jan 2021, BBC Radio 1


Joel’s first paid job in radio came during his second year of university. when he freelanced as a Broadcast Assistant for BBC local radio in Sheffield and York. His arrival coincided with the relaunch of local weekday evening shows, and in summer 2018 he began co-presenting the weekly youth strand ‘Hello Friday’ for BBC Radio Sheffield. A year later he moved to BBC Radio Leeds to present his own show. Currently, he presents every Saturday between 6pm and 8pm.

Joel’s first opportunity to present on BBC Radio 1 came in December 2019, when he deputised for Scott Mills on the ‘Official Chart’. In January 2021 he became the first host of the rotating Friday ‘Early Breakfast’ slot.

Occasionally, Joel can be heard reading the news on BBC Radio 5 Live. He was on shift when Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care with Covid-19, and when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they were stepping back from their role as senior royals.

Away from work, Joel enjoys travelling and catching up with friends and family.



  • Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds
  • Presenter, ‘Friday Early Breakfast’, BBC Radio 1
  • Cover Presenter, ‘The Official Chart’, BBC Radio 1
  • Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield
  • Presenter, University Radio York
  • Presenter, York Student Television
  • Presenter, 95.7 Penistone FM Community Radio

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