BBC presenter Rachael Bland dies at 40 after cancer battle

She began her BBC career more than 15 years ago as Rachael Hodges and married fellow BBC journalist Steve Bland in 2013. (Screengrab)

BBC presenter Rachael Bland died at the age of 40 almost two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, the British broadcaster announced on Wednesday.

She began her BBC career more than 15 years ago as Rachael Hodges and married fellow BBC journalist Steve Bland in 2013.

As well as appearing on Radio 5 Live, she worked as a news presenter on the BBC News Channel, BBC World and BBC North West Tonight.

Following the announcement, Rachael's husband, Steve said in a statement: "She was an incredibly talented broadcaster as well as a wonderful and much loved daughter, sister, aunt, niece, wife and, most importantly to her, a mother to her precious little Freddie."
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51
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