The Star Radio News Team

Star's news team brings you the latest stories from across County Durham and North Yorkshire, and around the world, throughout the day.

They're always searching for important local issues, so if you know of a local news story, get in touch using the form below.

Our news department is headed up by Daniel Allon, along with a dedicated team of reporters.

Daniel Allon

I joined the Star Radio news team in December 2016 as a Broadcast Journalist.

I’ve always had a passion for proper local radio - which is one of the things that attracted me to the job at Star Radio.

I’m definitely a morning person – so it’s a good job I read the news during the breakfast show, as I have to get up at 4am! It’s a great time to be on air as people are just waking up and are wanting to know what has happened whilst they’ve been asleep. So to be the first person to tell someone a big news story for the first time is a real privilege. The thing I’m most looking forward to is meeting our listeners and telling their stories.

You can catch me on Star Radio Breakfast with Wes from 6am.


Karen Liu

I joined the Star Radio news team in December 2016 as a Broadcast Journalist.

If there’s one thing you should know, it’s that I am a MASSIVE lover of tea.

People may have heard me already on Star as I’ve been a freelancer since May 2016, so it’s great to be a permanent addition to the news team.

I’m looking forward to being out and about, finding local stories and issues that matter the most to people.

Unlike Daniel, I am a night owl, so the afternoon shift is ideal for me.

You can catch me from 1pm to 6pm every weekday during Drivetime with Emil.


Tom Haile

A Sports Journalism graduate in 2012, Tom began his broadcasting career in 2014 after living in London for a couple of years. 

He knows what stories people in the North East want to hear and what matters most to them (that's despite being a closet Manchester United fan!)

As for a claim to fame, he was once an extra on Made in Chelsea and appeared on Google Street view. If you can call it fame.

You can catch me on the weekend bulletins from 8!

They are part of a wider team in the North East, made up of another 6 journalists.

All our news is delivered to the highest standards of journalistic integrity – with accurate, fair and balanced reporting.

Got a news story?

Give us a call: 01325 341805

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