Celebration of Sussex Life Awards 2015 - meet the hosts
PUBLISHED: 10:38 14 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:18 14 September 2015
The 2015 Celebration of Sussex Life Awards are drawing near, and we will announce the finalists in the next issue. Our hosts at the ceremony on 1 October are Anna Bingham and Richard Reynolds. We find out what makes these local broadcasters tick
a journalist and broadcaster who has worked in radio for over 20 years, both for the BBC and on commercial stations. Richard is also a presenter for Seagulls TV, anchoring Brighton & Hove Albion’s matchday build-up on the pitch before every home game at the American Express Community Stadium. He lives in Worthing with his wife Cory and his son Rex.
My favourite Sussex
• Walk: I just love living by the sea, so any beach or coastal walk would do it for me.
• Restaurant: We are so lucky to have such a varied selection of great restaurants in Sussex that it’s almost impossible to pick one. However, for fresh sushi and an innovative menu it’s hard to beat Moshimo in Bartholomew Square, Brighton.
• View: The view from Devil’s Dyke on a clear day is amazing. Closer to my home Cissbury Ring, with views to Eastbourne and the Isle of Wight, is amazing. However, every time I see the American Express Community Stadium nestled into the countryside, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
• Shop: Event sponsor Pressley’s of course!
• Day out: I guess it would start with a bit of paddle boarding in the sea followed by a Brighton & Hove Albion win! Then great company, warm sunshine and cold beers – perfect.
Anna Bingham has been presenter at Sussex-based Media Sound Holdings for more than 10 years. She is currently hosting the mid-morning show on Arrow FM, Sovereign FM, Bright FM and Splash FM, broadcasting to Hastings, Eastbourne, Mid Sussex and Worthing.
My favourite Sussex
• Walk: I have a young spaniel called Buddy, so as you can imagine I spend a lot of my time walking, usually deep in the woods around the Angmering Park Estate or soaking in the stunning views from the top of Chanctonbury Ring.
• Restaurant: Being the food-loving greedy guts that I am, it’s great that in Sussex you’re never too far from an incredible culinary treat, but to pick my favourite would be tough – anywhere I can get a giant steak and some sweet potato fries I guess. Having said that, the burgers in the Crown & Anchor at Dell Quay take some beating.
• View: Walking the dog up at Lancing Ring or Kingley Vale on a clear day makes me feel like the queen of the world – nothing but beautiful Sussex as far as the eye can see in every direction.
• Shop: I love quirky independent boutiques where you can lose yourself planning all the fun, original gifts you can get for friends and family. Shops full of kitchen tools and gadgets are great fun too, and I can spend hours in a Chinese supermarket.
• Day out: Walks and picnics are what do it for me. I’ve been lucky enough to see a lot of Sussex from the sea recently too, and nothing beats bobbing around on a boat, sipping from a glass of something cold and checking out our stunning coast.