Emma's name is often confused with Emma Bunton (ex-Spice Girl) and Emma B (fashion model).
Born in Birmingham in 1970, Emma B's real surname is Battersby. She became known as Emma B when she worked for creation records (her maiden name was Boughton) to avoid confusion since there were two Emmas working in the same office!
Emma's first experience with radio was aged 7 as part of a drama on Radio Oxford. She took part in student radio at Exeter, followed by Radio Caroline (at Bristol dock) before working for media magazines including Kerrang and then record publishers. She also presented a daily children's show along with Timmy Mallet at Radio Oxford, where she was called Susan Zinc!
She sent a demo tape to Mark Goodier who coached her and Emma started with Radio 1 in April 1998 to present the early Saturday Morning Show followed by the Saturday lunchtime slot which she co-presented with Sarah Cox.
She co-presented Sunday Surgery with Dr. Mark Hamilton from April 2000 when she took over from Sarah Cox. Sunday Surgery has dealt with social and health problems including drugs, poverty and crime. She has presented various youth programmes on British television including The Base on ITV.
Move to Heart
From August 2005 Emma co-hosted the Breakfast Show along side Jamie Theakston on London's Heart 106.2FM