Former deputy news editor Ribeka replaces Stephen Menon, who has left the station to study in Denmark for six months.
Over the past two years Ribeka has been contributing to the news team as it covers a wide range of stories for and from the community, including elections, protests, fundraisers, inspiring individuals and more.
She said: “It’s been amazing working with Riverside Radio so far and I am keen to take on this next challenge within the news team. My goal as the station continues to grow is to make sure we continue to consistently supply news with local people at the heart, and reflect the large and diverse community of South West London!”
Hannah Ward-Glenton takes over from Rachel Evans, who will be devoting her time to an exciting new career in software engineering.
At the height of the pandemic Hannah covered everything from singing frog puppets to cookalong Zoom plays for ArtsWatch on Riverside Radio, and she’ll now be leading the team of reporters that captures the best of the arts in South West London.
“I’m really excited to be taking over as Arts Editor at Riverside. Our four boroughs are full of incredible performances spanning theatre, comedy and music, as well as wonderful charities that bring the very best out of people through the arts. It’s a pleasure to be shaping Riverside’s coverage of the arts world in South West London and I’m really excited to see what we can bring to the station!”
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