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Jenni Murray Leaves Woman’s Hour

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Dame Jenni Murray is leaving Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour after 33 years  moving on to a new stage in her  broadcasting career.

A winner of two Sony Awards, including a Gold Award, Jenni is a member of the Radio Academy Hall Of Fame and a recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the Media Society. ‎Jenni was made a Dame in 2011 in recognition of her contribution to broadcasting. She is the longest-serving presenter of Woman's Hour in its 74-year history. 

During her tenure, some of Jenni’s most memorable interviews were with Bette Davis, Margaret Thatcher, Barbara Castle,‎ Shirley Williams, Gloria Steinem, Monica Lewinsky, Hillary Clinton, Anna Politkovskaya, Kate McCann, Margaret Atwood, Toni Morrison, Wangari Maathai, Benazir Bhutto, Judi Dench, Saoirse Ronan and Joan Baez. 

Jenni said: "I've spent nearly half my life with Woman's Hour and it's been a privilege ‎and delight to inform, educate and entertain a loyal and growing audience of women and men. Saying goodbye will be very hard to do, but it's time to move on." 

Director-General Tony Hall said: "Jenni Murray is a remarkable broadcaster and few have matched her outstanding contribution to the BBC and our audience. For more than three decades, Jenni has been an unmistakable and warm voice that has interviewed many of the most well-known women in the world, and helped illuminate issues that matter. The radio airwaves won’t be the same without her."

24 July 2020                                            Back to the headlines

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