Emma Barnett to current Radio 4’s Lady’s Hour
Broadcaster Emma Barnett would be the new presenter of Lady’s Hour.
The 5 Stay and Newsnight presenter will step into the footwear of Jane Garvey and Dame Jenni Murray, who’ve each determined to step down from the present.
Barnett is already related to the Radio Four programme, presenting its late-night spin-off and commonly chairing the Lady’s Hour Energy Record.
No determination has been made on her co-presenter, mentioned BBC media editor Amol Rajan.
Workers on the present had been informed of Barnett’s appointment on Monday morning. Her begin date will not be but recognized, Rajan added.
Garvey introduced she was leaving the programme, which gives a feminine perspective on the world, final week.
“It has been an actual privilege to play a small half within the historical past of this very particular radio programme,” she mentioned, including how proud she was of its relationship with its listeners.
“On one unforgettable day, I interviewed David Cameron within the morning, and Mary J Blige within the afternoon. There isn’t any different job prefer it,” she mentioned.
“However well-known persons are not the rationale folks interact with Lady’s Hour. It is as a result of the programme nonetheless talks concerning the topics and challenges nobody else goes close to. I am very happy with our relationship with the viewers and the belief they place in us.”
Garvey will now go on to host her personal new Radio Four collection within the new yr.
Earlier this summer season, Garvey’s colleague Dame Jenni Murray introduced she was to go away the present after 33 years.
Dame Jenni is the longest-serving presenter within the Radio Four present’s 74-year historical past.