Shock as KL.FM’s Emily dies aged 32

Emily Bull of KL.FM. ANL-150129-133353001

Emily Bull of KL.FM. ANL-150129-133353001

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Tribute has been paid to a popular news reader who has lost a short battle to cancer.

KLFM news editor Emily Bull died in Peterborough City Hospital on Tuesday aged just 32, a short time after her diagnosis.

Emily, who was also a Lynn News columnist, had become well known across West Norfolk after joining the KLFM team two years ago.

Managing director Darren Taylor has paid tribute to Emily’s gravitas.

He said: “The team at KL.FM are deeply saddened at the news of the sudden death of our friend and former colleague Emily.

“She joined KL.FM in 2013 from BBC radio and quickly established herself as one of the most popular and distinctive voices on the station.

“She had a great skill at being able to inject her personality into news bulletins. Her voice had a deeply rich sound, while her in-depth understanding of West Norfolk and the people that live here allowed her to connect with listeners on a personal level.

“Emily had the gravitas to deliver incredibly emotive stories but then seconds later she could make listeners laugh by delivering a deadpan one liner.

“In January of this year Emily was runner-up as IRN Newsreader of the Year, an accolade that was richly deserved. She will be sadly missed by all of us.”

Mark Leslie, editor of the Lynn News, paid tribute to Emily and her work as a columnist for the paper in the KL.FM Off-Air slot.

He said: “She sas a lovely girl and always so friendly. She used to joke that her writing made her glad she was on the radio but actually she wrote very well. We’ll miss her.”