Joel Mitchell

Presenter, BBC Local & Radio 1 Cover


Joel presents Wednesday evenings across BBC local radio in the North East and North West, and is a producer / newsreader for BBC Radio 5 Live. Previously he presented his own slot on BBC Radio Leeds between June 2019 and September 2023, after a stint launching the ‘Hello Friday’ youth strand for BBC Radio Sheffield in August 2018.

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, and returned two years later in January 2023.

Joel regularly hosts events for several industry bodies, and also appears on internal BBC panels to discuss his work.



  • Presenter, BBC Local Radio & BBC Radio 1 Cover
  • 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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