Emma Barnett to present Radio 4's Woman's Hour

Emma Barnett

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Emma Barnett will take over from Jane Garvey, who’s leaving the display after 13 years

Broadcaster Emma Barnett would be the new presenter of Girl’s Hour.

The five Reside and Newsnight presenter will step into the sneakers of Jane Garvey and Dame Jenni Murray, who’ve each determined to step down from the display.

Barnett is already related to the Radio four programme, presenting its late-night spin-off and frequently chairing the Girl’s Hour Energy Listing.

She first hosted Girl’s Hour on the age of 26, making her the youngest presenter within the display’s historical past.

Girl’s Hour, which gives a feminine viewpoint at the global, is likely one of the longest-running programmes on British radio, first launching in 1946 at the BBC Mild Programme.

The 45-minute display is broadcast each and every morning at 10:00 on BBC Radio four.

Team of workers at the display had been advised of Barnett’s appointment on Monday morning.

Not like the present association, the place Garvey and Dame Jenni percentage presenting tasks, Barnett would be the primary host from Monday to Thursday every week. An extra presenter will likely be appointed to host the Friday and Saturday editions.

“I will’t wait to get to grasp the various listeners of Girl’s Hour so much, lot higher,” stated the presenter.

“What adventures we’re going to have in combination – all beginning within the yr that this BBC establishment, the radio mothership, turns 75.

“I’ve an extended love of Girl’s Hour and reside radio and know that it is a very particular and uncommon alternative.”

The transfer will imply the tip of Barnett’s mid-morning display on five Reside, which has observed presenter named very best speech broadcaster on the 2020 Radio Academy Awards (ARIAs) and radio broadcaster of the yr 2018 through the Broadcasting Press Guild.

She’s going to proceed to give Newsnight on BBC Two.

Co-hosts stepping down

Garvey, who has hosted the display since 2007, introduced she was once leaving closing week.

“It is been an actual privilege to play a small section within the historical past of this very particular radio programme,” she stated, including how proud she was once of its courting with its listeners.

“On one unforgettable day, I interviewed David Cameron within the morning, and Mary J Blige within the afternoon. There is not any different process find it irresistible,” she stated.

“However well-known other folks aren’t the explanation other folks interact with Girl’s Hour. This is because the programme nonetheless talks concerning the topics and demanding situations nobody else is going close to. I am very happy with our courting with the target audience and the believe they position in us.”

Garvey will now pass directly to host her personal new Radio four sequence within the new yr.

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Girl’s Hour presenters Jenni Murray (left) and Jane Garvey in 2016

Previous this summer time, Garvey’s colleague Dame Jenni Murray introduced she was once to go away the display after 33 years.

Dame Jenni is the longest-serving presenter within the Radio four display’s 74-year historical past.

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