Occupation: Radio and television presenter

Age: 38

E-Mail address: nolan@bbc.co.uk

Place of Birth: Belfast

Where you live: East Belfast

First Job: In broadcasting was with Belfast Community Radio

Family/Status: Single

 

Stephen Nolan is the presenter of “the biggest show in the country”, occupying the prime morning spot on BBC Radio Ulster. The Stephen Nolan Show, which runs between 9am and 10.30am, Monday to Friday, first aired in 2003 after the popular presenter moved from Belfast CityBeat where he first made his name.

During his time with both stations Stephen has been awarded an unequalled twelve Sony Radio Academy Awards, seven in the Gold category and the rest in Silver.

He has also won the Royal Television Society’s Regional Presenter of the Year Award in 2005 and 2006, as well as being nominated for the National Presenter Award in 2008.

In 2011 The Nolan Show picked up a Gold Award for the Current Affairs Programme of the Year at the Phonographic Performance Ireland (PPI) Radio Awards.

Since 2005, alongside his popular Radio Ulster morning show, Stephen has also presented a weekend phone-in programme for Radio Five Live.

And, not content with being confined to radio, he has presented several television programmes: Nolan Live on BBC Northern Ireland, a weekly television debate and phone-in show; Fair Play, also on BBC Northern Ireland, a weekly consumer watchdog programme; and Mission Employable a series focusing on helping a group of unemployed people to find their dream career.

Stephen was educated at Royal Belfast Academical Institution, and Queen’s University Belfast where he studied French and Business Studies.

 

Who goes there, friend or foe…?

It must be hard for journalists to follow all the wars going on now. Because in these wars today’s enemy […]

From Hardinge to Street Park Lodge

The Christian Brothers were a great organisation for planning ahead. In the late 1950s they looked at the growth of […]

Top Gear’s bottom marks for figures

REGULAR readers of this column will know that Squinter enjoys the occasional punt, so the vagaries of chance are a […]

The numbers game

PICK a number – any number… That’s normally the line of a TV magician about to pull off a card trick, […]

Axing camouflages real target

Under Dr Maguire’s approach and restructuring of historic investigations, post-Al Hutchinson, the Office of the Police Ombudsman now enjoys the […]

Meeting goes downhill very quickly

THERE’S a car half-blocking the entrance to the Andytown News. It’s a black Fiesta with a southern registration and there’s […]