Janet Street-Porter’s career spans almost five decades, encompassing print, radio and broadcast media, starting in the late 1960‘s as a fashion writer and weekly columnist on the Daily Mail and then the Evening Standard. She moved to radio, co-hosting a morning show on LBC, London’s first commercial station, in 1973.
In 1975 she moved to television, presenting an award-winning series for young people,The London Weekend Show.She hosted late night talk showsAround MidnightandSaturday Night Peopleand prime chat series likeThe Six O’Clock ShowforITV.
In 1981 Janet became a producer, creating a series for Danny Baker,20th Century Box.Next, she co-created the ground-breaking seriesNetwork 7forChannel 4, winning a BAFTA for originality in 1988.
In 1987 she was appointed Head of Youth and Entertainment Features for theBBC.Here she commissioned numerous series and wrote new formats like theRough Guides.She remained at theBBCuntil 1994 and during this time was responsible for 35 series fromThis Is Your Lifethrough toFantasy Football League.
In 1999 Janet moved back into print media and became Editor of theIndependent on Sunday.
Over recent years Janet has appeared on numerous TV shows for all the major broadcasters including four series ofThe F Wordwith Gordon Ramsay,I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here(2004),Deadline(she was the editor of this celebrity staffed newspaper),Call Me A Cabbie, So You Think You Can NurseandSo You Think You Can Teach.She has appeared frequently onQuestion TimeandHave I Got News For You.
She was a finalist onCelebrity Masterchefin 2013 and presented a 20 part series on the food specialties of BritainA Taste of Britainwith Brian Turner onBBCOne in 2014.
A former President of the Ramblers, she’s made a number of television programmes on Britain’s great walks, includingCoast to CoastandAs The Crow Flies, walking in a straight line from Edinburgh to London.
Janet appears as a panelist onITV1’sLoose Women,writes regularly for theDaily Mailand has a weekly column for theIndependent on Saturday.
She has written seven books including two volumes of memoirs, two self-help guides and two books on walking.