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Jane Little
Jane Little

Jane Little started talking at a young age and hasn’t stopped since. Happily she now gets paid for doing what she loves.

She says it's a great privilege to present Woman's Hour, a programme she's long listened to and admired for its breadth and depth, and for its unique perspective on subjects that affect the lives of women. "It's not always serious," she says, adding that's a good thing. "But it's always got something relevant to say to women - and to men … and I've learned a lot since I began presenting the programme: not least my porridge-making skills have been transformed."

Alongside Woman’s Hour, she’s a regular presenter on Radio 4’s Sunday. She’s also sat in the chair on Last Word, and The World Tonight.

Jane was born and raised in Kendal, Cumbria. She was educated at King’s College, Cambridge where she got a first in Theology and Religious Studies. Later, she went to Harvard University to study the relationship between religion and politics in the US.

She worked at BBC Radio Newcastle and later as a producer and reporter on The World at WGBH Boston, after which she returned to the UK where she created the post of Religious Affairs Correspondent at the BBC World Service. She’s always been passionate about the need to take religion seriously in terms of news, and in recent years has been kept very busy fulfilling that role.

Jane spent the last year back in the US, working as a correspondent for the BBC in Washington DC. She’s reported widely from across the world and is now trying to sit still in an attempt to write a book about healing and medicine, a subject she’s also passionate about.

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