David FitzGerald Biography
David FitzGerald is a media personality serving as a writer and broadcaster with the BBC. He hosts BBC Radio Devon’s daily morning programme and occasionally appears on Spotlight, the evening news program. He is also a regular presenter for Inside Out and Children in Need. On April 13, 2023, David suffered a heart problem during a show on BBC Radio Devon after he was told the previous day that he is being made redundant.
David FitzGerald Age
FitzGerald is in his 60s. However, his birthday is unknown.
David FitzGerald Height
He is 5 feet 8 inches tall.
David FitzGerald Nationality
He is English.
David FitzGerald Education
FitzGerald went to Redhills Exeter School. He also studied at Hele’s Exeter from 1974 – 1978.
David FitzGerald Parents
There is no information about his parents. He hasn’t also revealed whether he has siblings or not.
David FitzGerald Wife
David is married to his wife Karen. Channel 4 featured David and Karen in a program called First Cut. In an in-depth look at how to have a happy marriage! David’s advice was to ‘try a new knob joke over breakfast every day’.
The couple hasn’t however disclosed whether they have kids or not.
David FitzGerald Heart Problem
Recently, David suffered a heart problem during a show on BBC Radio Devon. He started his regular show on Thursday, April 13th, 2023 after being told the previous day that he is being made redundant. Half an hour after it started, the show was taken over by Michael Chequer who told the listeners;
“It is Thursday morning, Michael Chequer in for David Fitzgerald who is feeling a little under the weather.
“He has left the studio to get himself checked out and he is absolutely fine, we will keep you updated and let you know. He will be back with you ASAP.”
David is now recovering at home and hopes to be back on-air soon, the BBC has told RadioToday.
He posted on social media later that morning saying: “Just a little heart issue this morning, on the radio… thank you Derriford.”
His wife has since commented on Facebook suggesting the trigger for the heart problem was news of his redundancy, adding she was fuming with the management of BBC Radio Devon.
David FitzGerald BBC Radio Devon
David is a writer and broadcaster with the BBC, owner of TFB Communications, and director of The British Comedy Society. He started work in local radio in 1980. His early years were spent in program production and presentation. Devonair Radio was his first station, moving to County Sound in Guildford and then to Invicta Radio in Kent.
In 1986 he moved into television, joining TSW, the independent station for the South West. When the franchise expired in 1994, David did work for Anglia Television, then joined Sky News as an anchorman and started working for the corporate sector, presenting and producing commercial videos. However, Sky wanted exclusivity and in 1996 he joined the staff.
From O J Simpson to Diana and Bosnia, David has been at the front of the news for over nine years. His uncanny knack for being in the right place at the ‘wrong time’ even got him into Trivial Pursuit as a question in the 1995 edition.
He was a long-running member of the presentation team of the Westcountry Challenge on ITV 1 Westcountry and is The Lord Taverner Quiz Master for the South West. He has also produced a series for the Carlton Television network on such diverse topics as farming, the Red Arrows, Devon & Cornwall Police, and supermarkets. His last Red Arrow series won The International Olympic Committee’s Award of Excellence.
David has written for Spitting Image and The Bill and has written children’s books with Falklands Veteran, Simon Weston OBE. He is collaborating with Robert Dudley, a writer from Shaun the Sheep, on a series of four seasonal books and he is also a columnist with Northcliffe Newspapers.
Currently, David works for BBC Radio Devon presenting The Interactive Lunch, and occasionally appearing on Spotlight, the evening news program. He is also a regular presenter for Inside Out and Children in Need.
David FitzGerald Salary
He receives an average annual salary ranging between £33,337 – £62,818. This is the salaries of radio presenters on BBC radio stations according to BBC reports.
David FitzGerald Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of £1 million – £5 million.
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