Tributes paid to North East radio presenter Lisa Shaw

North East radio presenter Lisa Shaw has died in hospital at the age of 44 following a short illness.

Lisa hosted the daytime show on BBC Radio Newcastle from 10am till 2pm during the simplified pandemic programme schedules, and her last show was on 7th May.

Before joining the BBC in 2016, Lisa worked in commercial radio – well known for being one half of ‘Gary and Lisa’ at Breakfast on regional station Century/Real/Heart.

Lisa worked in radio for all of her radio career, which started when she joined Metro Radio as a journalist.

BBC Radio Newcastle announced the sad news this morning, with friends and colleagues paying tribute on social media.

Rik Martin, Acting Executive Editor at BBC Radio Newcastle, said: “Everyone at the station is devastated and thinking about Lisa’s lovely family. She was a trusted colleague, a brilliant presenter, a wonderful friend, and a loving wife and mum. She loved being on the radio and was loved by our audiences. We’ve lost someone special who meant a great deal to a great many people.”

Chris Burns, head of BBC Local Radio, said: “Lisa was a talented presenter who had already achieved a lot and would have achieved much more.

“She hosted a special programme at Easter broadcast on all 39 of our local stations in England, a fact that reflects the regard she was held in. My thoughts are with Lisa’s family, friends, and colleagues at this terrible time.”

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