Steve and Karen
After the success last year, we’re delighted to have Metro Radio’s Steve and Karen hosting the CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards again in 2016.
Steve and Karen were born and bred right here in the North East and even attended the same primary school without knowing it! They started working together in 2000 when Karen read the news on Steve’s show. They soon hit it off and Steve and Karen's Breakfast Show was born in January 2001.
Steve started his career on the airwaves of Radio Topshop, “entertaining” shoppers in Eldon Square and the Metro Centre, while Karen went down the University route and started out as a journalist.
Even though they are good mates they are fiercely competitive, #TeamKaren can’t stand it when #TeamSteve gets one over on her. Luckily that rarely happens! They raced each other around Croft circuit to settle the age old argument - who is better with cars, men or women? #TeamKaren romped it home!
They’ve been lucky enough to get up to some amazing things – abseiling down the 120ft Sage in Gateshead cleaning the windows raising £23,000 for Cash for Kids was a terrifying highlight! They’ve also had a pint of Guinness with the lads from The Script, had a rap-off with Rizzle Kicks, rhumbled with Ant n Dec and brought some of the biggest names in music onstage at the Metro Radio Arena – Ed Sheeran, Nicole Scherzinger, Example and Olly Murs to name but a few.
But nothing beats their favourite part of the show - waking up the North East every morning and hearing your hilarious stories!