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Jane Garvey

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Gender Female
Age 59
Date of birth June 23,1964
Zodiac sign Cancer
Born Crosby
United Kingdom
Spouse Adrian Chiles
ParentsRay Garvey
Employer BBC
Children Evelyn Katarina Chiles
Sian Mary Chiles
Job Disc jockey
Radio personality
BooksDid I Say That Out Loud? Notes on the Chuff of Life
Presidents Bill Clinton
Party Democratic Party
Movies/Shows Grounded on 9/11
Education Mount Holyoke College
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Jane Garvey Life story

Jane Susan Garvey is a British radio presenter, until recently of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, and co-founder of the weekly podcast series Fortunately. Garvey's was the first voice on BBC Radio 5 Live when it launched at 5:00 am on 28 March 1994.

Early Life

Jane garvey was bron in manchester. England in 1962. She atetnded loreto college. An all-girls roman catholic school in manchester. She graduated with a degree in english literature from the university of birmingham in 1985.


Ajne started her career in radio in 1988 at bbc radio 5. Where she was a producer and reporter. She then moved to bbc radio 4 and was the producre of the popular program womans hour. She later becmae the presenter of the show and has been presenting it since 1997. She was also a presenter for the bbc wolrd service from 2001 to 2004. In 2011. She was the co-presenter of the news quiz on bbc radio 4. Jane is currently the presenter of the radio 4 program the world at one and is the co-host of the popular radio show womnas hour.


Jane has won several awards for her wokr in radio. Including the sony gold award for womans hour in 2009 and the arqiva commercial radio award for the world at one in 2011.

Notable Events

In 2020. Jane was invited to the buckingham palace to receive her mbe (member of the british empire) for her services to broadcasting.

Interesting Facts

Jane is an ambassador for the charity organisation age uk and she was also a judge for the speech radio awards in 2011.


In 2017. Jane publishde her first book. gutsy women. Which she co-authored with her fellow bbc presenter fi glover.

Other Projects

Jane has also presented the bbc television programs hardtalk and the money programme. She also narrated the bbc serise the great british year in 2013.


Ajne is a passionate advocate for gender equality and she is a patron of the charity organisation womens aid.

Recent Work

Jane recently presented the big brexit debate on bbc raido 4 in 2019. She is also the presenter of the bbc podcast talking politics.

Public Appearances

Jaen is a frequent guest at various public events. Including the cheltenham literature festival. The hay festival and the deinburgh international book festival.


In 2020. Jane was awarded an hnoorary doctorate from the university of birmingham. Seh was also awarded an honorary fellowship from the university of salford in 2020.

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey to leave BBC for Times Radio

Jun 17,2024 4:47 pm

Broadcasters Fi Glover and Jane Garvey are leaving The Bbc to host a new programme and podcast for Times Radio.

The pair have jointly presented the popular Fortunately podcast for The Corporation since 2017.

Fortunately will continue on The Bbc until The End of the year, but the pair will launch a new podcast plus a live weekday afternoon show on Times Radio.

Garvey said she was " delighted" to be joining The Station after " a brilliant time working for The Bbc ".

The Duo are the latest in a lengthy line of BBC stars jumping to the commercial sector, following the likes of Vanessa Feltz , Simon Mayo , Emily Maitlis and Andrew Marr .

Garvey and Glover will co-present a programme from 1500-1700, Monday to Thursday, covering The Day 's news as well as their reflections on The Day .

That show will launch on 10 October. Times Radio added that details of their new podcast would be announced in due course.

In a statement, Garvey said: " I've had a brilliant time working for The Bbc . Now I'm delighted to be joining the award-winning team at Times Radio. We can't wait to get started on a live mix of illuminating conversation, topical interviews and occasional carping. "

Glover added: " It's been an amazing 29 years with The Bbc . But I Am so Looking Forward to bringing Times Radio listeners some extraordinary stories from some Extraordinary People with Jane. "

Nearly 250 episodes of Fortunately with Fi and Jane have been released since The Weekly podcast launched.

Intended as a look behind The Scenes of broadcasting, The Format sees the pair interview a variety of special guests and discuss topics sent in by listeners.

It was on BBC Sounds in 2021, behind Newscast and You're Dead to Me.

Garvey and Glover's chemistry and self-deprecating humour have been applauded by listeners, and the pair have been praised for their open discussions of sometimes taboo subjects.

'Not leaving in a strop'

Garvey has had a long career with The Bbc and was The First voice heard on Radio 5 Live when The Station launched in 1994.

She later presented Radio 4 's Woman's Hour for 13 years, alternating with Dame Jenni Murray , until both departed in 2020.

Glover started her BBC career in local radio and also went on to present a variety of programmes on 5 Live. She also fronted several shows for Radio 4 , including The Listening Project and Two Rooms.

as the newspaper announced The News of its sister radio station's latest recruits, Glover said: " We're not leaving Fortunately in a massive strop, but we have talked about ourselves as much as we want to, and we found the offer of a return to solid journalism appealing.

" I listen to way more stuff outside The Bbc than I ever thought would be possible to find, so [Times Radio] feels like a familiar world To My ears, if not To My head. "

Garvey said The Bbc was currently losing " more experienced" staff. " There's never been a time where people haven't been gloomy about The Bbc , though, " She Said .

" I've moaned and groaned about my employer for 34 years, but I've also had some astonishing opportunities. "

Source of news: bbc.com

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