Dame Jenni Murray to leave Woman’s Hour

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Broadcaster Dame Jenni Murray is set to go away Woman’s Hour right after 33 yrs.

Dame Jenni is the longest-serving presenter in the Radio four show’s seventy four-yr history.

Through her time on the clearly show she executed unforgettable interviews with feminine figures as various as Bette Davis, Margaret Thatcher and Hillary Clinton Kate McCann and Margaret Atwood.

She said it is now “time to shift on”.

“I’ve invested nearly 50 percent my lifestyle with Woman’s Hour and it is really been a privilege ‎and delight to tell, educate and entertain a loyal and rising viewers of gals and males,” said Dame Jenni.

“Stating goodbye will be extremely tough to do, but it is really time to shift on.”

In 2011, she gained a damehood in recognition of her contribution to broadcasting for the duration of a profession that also saw her picked up two Sony Awards and be designed a member of the Radio Academy Corridor of Fame.

Other highlights incorporated interviews with actors Dame Dench, Saoirse Ronan and her individual personal favorite singer, Joan Baez.

‘Unmistakeable and warm voice’

BBC director standard Tony Corridor explained the outgoing presenter as “remarkable”, introducing that “few have matched her excellent contribution to the BBC and our viewers”.

“For a lot more than 3 many years, Jenni has been an unmistakeable and warm voice that has interviewed a lot of of the most properly-recognised gals in the globe, and aided illuminate concerns that issue. The radio airwaves will not be the exact without her,” he extra.

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Dame Jenni announced on-air in 2006 that she experienced been diagnosed with breast most cancers. On her return to perform the adhering to yr she spoke about her hair loss and the great importance of hair in defining femininity.

Mohit Bakaya, Controller of Radio four, praised her for tackling “significant concerns” and getting “tricky conversations about the ordeals of gals”.

“I want to thank her for her excellent commitment to Woman’s Hour, to Radio four in standard, and for the passion she has revealed for the topics explored for the duration of her time on the programme,” said Bakaya.

Dame Jenni’s last programme will be broadcast on one October, and a new Woman’s Hour presenter will be announced in because of class.

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