Sophie Cook Talks

Sophie Cook - Brighton

The show features tunes from Sophie's own record (she refuses to call them vinyl) collection spanning the entire history of popular music, from Gil Scott Heron to Portishead, from Etta James to The Libertines, alongside her unique brand of insightful comment about the local news stories that affect your lives. Sophie will also be joined by regular studio guests to educate, inspire and entertain her listeners.

About Sophie

Ex-RAF, motorbike racer, newspaper editor, football and rock photographer, writer, poet, politician, self harm and suicide survivor and transgender.

Sophie Cook​ became the first transgender woman to work in football’s Premier League as club photographer for AFC Bournemouth following her transition in the summer of 2015.

She joined Latest TV in 2016 as a newscaster, the first trans woman to do so anywhere in Europe, and presented her own chat show 'Beyond The Rainbow'.​ ​

In April 2017 she was selected by the Labour Party to contest the East Worthing and Shoreham seat, increasing the Labour vote by 114% and narrowly missing out on becoming the UK’s first transgender MP, for now.

Originally from Bournemouth, Sophie first visited Brighton as a 12 year old Mod one bank holiday in the late '70s and immediately fell in love with the city she now calls home.

An avid LP (she refuses to call them vinyl) collector, she still owns every record she's bought since her teens and over the decades her musical taste has become as diverse as her CV.


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