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Anthony Davis StageAnthony Davis is a British broadcaster and journalist with an enormous creative range.

He first appeared in BBC sitcoms and drama including ‘Grange Hill’ in the late ’80s, earning him a place in the Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy.

After drama school, Anthony left full time education at 16 and worked in Selfridges, Harrods and Hamleys, demonstrating magic tricks by day and performing comedy by night. He used his salary to fund driving lessons and at 18 hit the road in an A reg Mitsubishi Colt, to freelance in the corporate events industry. Anthony spent the next fifteen years writing, producing and compering annual conferences, trade shows and sales launches for many of the UK’s largest firms and blue chip companies.

Anthony’s success in the corporate sector enabled him to regularly cross over into the media, making appearances on television, radio and film whilst hosting and voicing major events and advertising campaigns. He announced on many of the BBC's major live televisions shows, including two Royal Variety Performances and the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games ceremonies.

His interest in politics began in 1999 during contracts with ITV London and Carlton Television. He worked on Late Night London, The London Debate, Who Wants to be a London Mayor, The G8 Debate, Thursday Night Live, Late Night Live and many other incarnations of television debate programmes with live studio audiences. With his A-Z knowledge of the London region, Anthony proved popular with audiences and television executives alike and found continued employment in this genre, up to and including the London Mayor ‘You Decide’ programme in 2008. He went on to be the face of London TV for Visit London and hosted the Visit London Awards in 2004 and 2005.

In 2004 Anthony decided to leave much of his corporate work behind and focus full time on radio broadcasting. He had practiced the craft since the age of eighteen at Radio GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital). After working for local stations, Anthony joined the Capital Radio Group in 2005 and spent the next three years building a loyal following on Capital Life and theJazz, culminating in a move to LBC 97.3 full time in 2006. In 2008 he joined the line up of the newly reformed Jazz FM. After five years taking LBC listeners through the night, Anthony returns to weeknights, at 10pm.