BBC news bursary to honour Price

BBC News honoured the memory of Christopher Price, the BBC Choice Liquid News presenter, who died a year ago this week, as it dedicated one of its news trainee sponsorships to the journalist.

The recipient of the traineeship will be sponsored through a one-year post-graduate journalism training course and will also be given work placements on BBC Three News and be mentored by a senior BBC figure.

Price died from meningoencephalitis, a rare brain disease, last April.

He was 34.

As the presenter of BBC Choice’s weekday entertainment programme, Liquid News, he was known for his quick wit and irreverence towards the celebrities he interviewed and the culture it focused on.

He had also presented Liquid News’ predecessor, Zero30 on BBC News 24. Price began his career in BBC local radio, moving to Five Live and then to News 24 before joining BBC Choice.

Colin Hancock, BBC 3 news editor, said Price was “one of the most talented people any of us have ever worked with, so I think it’s very fitting he’ll now be associated with developing young journalistic talent for years to come.”

By Wale Azeez

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