New managing editor for BBC Radio Manchester
Kate Squire has been appointed managing editor of BBC Radio Manchester.
Squire has worked at the BBC for more than 20 years after starting out as a graduate trainee studio manager at Broadcasting House in London.
During her career Squire has worked as a reporter in news and sport at BBC Radio Leicester and BBC Radio Nottingham.
She presented the Breakfast Show and sport programmes at Leicester before moving into regional television, as the sports presenter at East Midlands Today.
Squire also spent two years as one of the main news presenters at East Midlands Today. For the last year she has been head of BBC Local Radio Development.
Aziz Rashid, head of region, BBC North West, said: “Kate is a highly experienced manager with a long and varied career in radio and I am really looking forward to working with her."
Squire, who is originally from Sale, will start her new role at MediaCityUK in Salford in April.