BBC North West Tonight presenter Beccy Barr to present the Lancashire Sports Awards


The 2017 Lancashire Sports Awards will be hosted by journalist and presenter Beccy Barr.

Beccy’s work at the BBC includes presenting on North West Tonight, and stints presenting BBC Radio Lancashire’s breakfast programme,  covering business news for BBC Radio 5 Live, presenting Sunday Politics North West and reporting for BBC Inside Out.

Beccy was brought up in Lancaster where she attended Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School before moving to London. She started her career with a spell at the Blackpool Citizen then financial services trade paper Money Marketing. Having initially trained as a writer, before moving to TV, her articles and columns have appeared in the Daily Telegraph, CityAM,, the New York Times, Boston Globe and Jakarta Post.

Outside of work Beccy is an enthusiastic and wholly untalented sportswoman. In 2015 she competed in IronmanUK (3.8k swim, 180k bike, marathon) and finished in a time of 14 hours and 39 minutes.  She has cycled a lap of Ireland, as well as Land’s End-John O’Groats.

Beccy also volunteers as Girl Guide leader as is an ambassador for Girl Guiding North West.

We are looking forward to her joining us in Blackpool on the 24th November to help us celebrate the sporting achievements of all our nominees!