Chris Hawkins – DJ, presenter, journalist and music expert – presents the ‘Early Breakfast Show’ on BBC 6Music. Described by the Guardian as offering ‘a fine blend of good music, warm humour and low key banter,’ Chris eases the nation out of bed seven mornings a week.
Chris, also a regular on Radio 2 and BBC Radio 5 Live, started his career at BBC Radio Shropshire and went on to host a weekly show on LBC 97.3 and a daily show on GLR 94.9 for over two years. He has presented numerous programmes including Absolute Radio, BBC London Live, Talk Radio UK, Jazz FM, Real Radio and Classic Gold.
He makes regular appearances on BBC Breakfast TV and BBC America and has fronted both the BBC World Service UK Album Charts Show and the UK Top 20 Show.
In 2011 he was asked to join the judging panels for the prestigious Music Producers Guild Awards and the UK Live & Unsigned Awards.
He has DJ’d at the BAFTA TV Awards star studded after show party and has DJ’d and co-presented the Guardian Media Awards. He regularly hosts events and plays alongside top European DJs across the UK. Chris has written a monthly column in the London magazines – Angel and North. He made his stage debut in the London and Manchester productions of the play Funkface and, in June, appears in the comedy musical Wag! The Musical.
Chris is a big sports fan and die-hard Shrewsbury Town supporter. He is married to tv presenter Clare Nasir. They live in Cheshire with their two year old daughter Sienna.