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Jenni Murray, Dame Jenni Murray is leaving BBC Radio 4’s Wife’s Hour – after being the host who served the most in the show’s 74-year history.
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Jenni Murray Age
She is 70 years old.
Jenni Murray broadcaster will step down in early October
The 70-year-old broadcaster will step down in early October, after becoming a regular host of the program in 1987.
Dame Jenni said
In a statement released last night, Dame Jenni said: “I spent almost half my life at Woman’s Hour and it was a privilege and pleasure to inform, educate and amuse a loyal and growing audience. women and men. Saying goodbye will be very difficult, but it’s time to move on. ”
During her 33 years at Woman’s Hour, Dame Jenni interviewed several famous women, including Margaret Thatcher, Hillary Clinton, Bette Davis, Benazir Bhutto, Dame Judi Dench, Monica Lewinsky and Joan Baez.
According to sources, leaving was her own decision, because she wanted “the freedom to do many other things”.
We understand that Dame Jenni wants to do more writing work, as well as new television and radio projects. She has published several books, most recently taking an honest look at her weight problems.
The BBC said
The BBC said it was “entering a new stage in its long and distinguished career in broadcasting”.
Libby Purves, a former Radio 4 Midweek host
His departure comes after Libby Purves, a former Radio 4 Midweek host, warned earlier this year that the station faced an existential threat after losing several of its most respected voices. She said some listeners felt that “protective sandbags should be thrown urgently” around Jenni Murray and Jim Naughtie to “prevent further erosion”.
Managing director Tony Hall said
Managing director Tony Hall said: ‘Jenni Murray is a notable broadcaster and few have compared her excellent contribution to the BBC and our audience. The BBC has not yet named his replacement, but there will be speculation about the name of a different guy. presenter designed to attract a younger audience.
Dame Jenni was criticized in 2017
Dame Jenni was criticized in 2017 after an article she wrote for The Sunday Times entitled: “Be trans, be proud – but don’t call yourself a ‘real woman'”. The article was criticized by the charity Stonewall.