Trisha Cooper is an experienced broadcast journalist and has spent 20 years working for the BBC both nationally and locally.
Born in Manchester, she learnt piano and violin and studied modern languages at Salford. She worked as a translator before joining the BBC in Manchester and London where she produced highly rated network programmes for the Sport and Outside Broadcasts departments and for Radios 2 and 4.
Moving to News, Trisha spent two years as News Editor of a radio station in Northern Italy before returning to UK. She spent 10 years presenting programmes for BBC local radio and now works all over Yorkshire, covering the arts, news, current affairs and magazine programmes. She is proud to be part of a production team which won gold and silver awards at the 2012 BBC Gillard awards. Trisha appears regularly ‘In Conversation’ before and after performances at the Sheffield International Concert Season, Music In The Round and Danceworks UK, the ‘Off The Shelf’ Literature Festival, and the Children’s Book Awards.
Working closely with The Halle and the BBC Philharmonic, Trisha is proud to support young people and education programmes and is Chair of the Sheffield Music Academy. She programmed the ‘five40five’ contemporary music season in Sheffield and works closely with the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus. In 2012 Trisha supported musicians in West Yorkshire in building a Big Band from scratch with jazz singer Clare Teal, and she was delighted to present the Halle Carol Concerts at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester with conductor Peter Stark.