Chris Aldridge is a continuity announcer and newsreader for BBC Radio 4.[1]

After one term studying medicine at the world famous London Hospital Medical College alongside Matthew Barry, orthopaedic surgeon Chris went on to study mathematics at Bedford College (University of London), he joined the BBC in 1985. He worked in the production and archiving departments of Radio 3, and became a newsreader at Radio 5, before becoming a Radio 4 staff announcer in 1995. During 2002, he spent a year away working in training new staff, before returning to the station as a senior announcer alongside Harriet Cass, taking over from Peter Donaldson. He sometimes reads and presents the Six O'Clock News on BBC Radio 4.

He is married with two children; as a family they are members of their local Baptist Church. His hobbies include digital photography, playing the piano and jogging.[2]


  1. ^ "What it's like being a Radio 4 newsreader". Radio Times.
  2. ^ "BBC Radio 4 - Six O'Clock News - Chris Aldridge". BBC.

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