Emma Boughton

Emma Boughton (born 27 November 1970 in Oxford), grew up in Canada and as a teenager inBirmingham, England.Better known as Emma B, she is a radio presenter in the UK. She became known as Emma B when she worked for Creation Records. Emma graduated from theUniversity of Exeter with a BA in English and Drama, staying on as a sabbatical officer organising all the live events and skiing competitively for the university. She came 7th in the giant slalom in the British university championships.

Early career

Her first experience with radio was at the age of 7 as part of a drama on BBC Radio Oxford withTimmy Mallett. She worked at Radio Caroline (at Bristol dock) before writing articles for media magazines, which included Kerrang!. She also presented a daily children's show along with Timmy Mallet at Radio Oxford, where she was called Susan Zinc!


Emma joined BBC Radio 1 in April 1998, firstly presenting an Early Saturday morning show from 4–7am. In 1999, she took over the Saturday afternoon show from 1–3pm alongside Sara Cox and the Sunday night/Monday morning overnight slot from 1–4am. In addition to that, in January 2000, she co-presented the Sunday Surgery show, alongside Dr. Mark Hamilton every Sunday evening from 9–11pm. Sunday Surgeryhas dealt with social and health problems including sex, drugs, poverty and crime. She won 4 Sonys for the show and has been singled out as having saved lives through that show.

In September 2001, Emma took over Saturday Breakfast from 7–10am as well as the Sunday Surgery show. She continued with Saturday Breakfast until late 2003.

From 2004–2005, Emma also cropped up on BBC 6 Music, filling in for various presenters such as Liz Kershaw, Gideon Coe, Vic McGlynnand Jane Gazzo.

She has also presented Top of the Pops for the BBC World Service.

Personal life

She has one daughter Edie and one son Billy Ray Wilson. She is a supporter of Aston Villa F.C..

TV career

Emma has presented various youth programmes on British television including The Base on ITV. She also appears on GMTV from time to time.

Emma B also narrated a few series of ITV's Club Reps, which was made by STV Productions (then known as "SMG TV Productions").

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