A day in the life of smooth 95.3 Breakfast presenter and newsreader Glenn Daniel
Clocking up more than 30 years in the journalism and broadcast industry, smoothfm Sydney Breakfast co-host and newsreader Glenn Daniel is one of the most respected figures in radio.
An award-winning news journalist that earlier in the year released his autobiography, News Time – A Life In Radio, Glenn embodies a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry.
Glenn is a three-time winner of CRA’s Best News Presenter and has worked for the likes of WSFM, 2SM, 2DayFM and Triple M.
With a day that begins at 1:00am and a whole newsroom to run, how does Glenn fit it all in 24 hours?
Here’s what a day in the life of Glenn Daniel looks like:
- 1:00am – Wake up, long shower, cold blast to finish!
- 1:45am – Arrive at smooth 95.3 studios
- 2:00am – Check all news sources domestic and international, emails, newspapers, compile story menu
- 2:15am – Begin writing, editing copy and audio, breakfast on-the-go (yoghurt, nuts, fruit, salad and water)
- 3:00am – Second (and sometimes third) versions of key stories, chasing and editing further audio
- 4:00am – Final check and edit of all copy and audio, assign stories to scheduled bulletins from 5:30am to 9:00am
- 4:30am – Check all news sources again, update existing stories if necessary, write and edit fresh news stories
- 5:00am – Assign all new content to scheduled bulletins, finalise weather, finance and sport copy
- 5:15am – Liaise with co-presenter Bogart Torelli (who’s 2 floors below in a separate studio) on story menu, breaking news etc, write first traffic update
- 5:30am – First news bulletin
- 5:30am-9:00am – Live show, four-minute news bulletins top/bottom of the hour, traffic every quarter, chat content each quarter, chasing new story angles, reaction, updating copy and audio
- 9:15am – Post show debrief, prep for the next day
- 9:45am – Leave studios
- 10:00am-6:00pm – Show prep, other work commitments, lunch, sleep, walk, read, life!
- 6:00pm-8:00pm – TV News, Current Affairs, scan social media, know what’s making news now so you’re not repeating it the following morning
- 8:30pm-9:00pm – Bed – prepare to do it all again