For the past 8 years, Ed James has been waking up Birmingham and the Midlands on the regions biggest and most listened to Breakfast show. Heart Breakfast with Ed James and Rachel New is on air every weekday morning from 6-10 providing a huge slice of real life from what he calls 'the best city in the UK'. In true Brummie style they try and find the funny side of everything from unusual ways of getting pregnant to the bizarre ways your kids have embarrassed you!

Even the celebs find themselves getting involved …recent revelations include Kylie's fear of coathangers, Robbie's childhood invisible friend and what Tom Jones always carries in his pocket!!

Ed puts the success of the show down to simply 'having a laugh every morning, it's the best job in the world'!

Ed considers himself an 'adopted Brummie' having lived here for over 10 years now. 'It's a people thing, the people round here really are something special. Very friendly, always happy to help each other out but it's our sense of humour that really sets us apart, we can laugh at anything and don't take ourselves too seriously'.

Ed's first job was on BBC Radio and whilst studying at Newcastle University, he also worked at various radio stations presenting and doing all sorts of shifts until he got his first 'proper' job at a station in Manchester.

After a while he managed to get the breakfast show and then realised that's where he’d have the most fun. Since then Ed has presented breakfast shows in various parts of the region.

Even though Ed is a radio presenter you may have seen him fronting up showbiz and entertainment slots on ITV. As well as ITV Ed also hosts lots of Heart's online content including celeb interviews and corporate vodcasts for clients such as Warwick Castle and Birmingham International Airport.

Ed is also very active in the business community in Birmingham sitting on the board of Birmingham Press Club and on the council for PACE (Publicity Association of Central England). This led him to set up his own PR and events management company and as well as hosting many of the regions premier events, his team organizes them too.

He's a keen supporter of local charities too and over the past 12 months has helped raise money for amongst others Mencap, Acorns, the Terence Higgins Trust and is currently an ambassador for a charity very close to his heart the NSPCC.

Ed comes from Yorkshire

Ed's first job was on BBC      Radio York when he was 12      years old presenting the kids      "What's On" diary!

He has a degree in Politics




In his spare time
     Ed sleeps!

He loves the colour pink!

His first stage debut was
     in 'Wallop Mrs Cox' at      Birmingham Hippodrome

Even though Ed is a      radio presenter he      has been awarded the      Midlands TV      personality of
     the year

He has is own
     PR Company

He has 3 children,
     2 dogs and 2 cats!