David Tarpey

Though I studied modern languages at university, my first love was really English and so I became a journalist.

I've written mostly for magazines over the years and have covered everything from pharmaceuticals and interior design to fly-on-the-wall  pieces with Gordon Ramsay and former Secretary of State for National Heritage Virginia Bottomley.

I've also always loved radio and once did a six-month freelance stint reading business news on the BBC World Service at Bush House.  

I really like the positive energy and dedication to community that Meridian FM projects and am excited to be part of a talented and diverse team.