Jenni Murray is one of radio and television's most respected broadcasters. Her wide-ranging expertise in politics, business and the arts has led commentators to write admiringly of her "well stocked mind". Her passions fuel her work and her polemic for Five's Don't Get me Started on assisted dying provoked discussion and debate beyond the usual reach of the programme.
Her interviews with the powerful (PM's, Cabinet Ministers, Church and Business leaders and the Royal Family) are described as "probing", "steely" and "no-nonsense" and her knowledge of the arts is matchless. Describing her work with people in tragic or difficult circumstances, one reviewer wrote of Jenni as "an interviewer who for sensitivity and pointfulness (sic) leaves most others far behind".
As presenter of BBC Radio's WOMAN'S HOUR, Jenni daily demonstrates her incredible range and depth and a unique ability to understand the feelings and complexities of those she interviews – talents she brings to Radio 4's The Message and talents she brought to BBC TV's Newsnight and Everyman and BBC Radio's Today and Tuesday Call.
In late 2000 she brought her wit and wisdom to a couple of episodes of the revamped Loose Women for Granada TV. Also for Granada TV Jenni presented three series of This Sunday - a live look at issues across the entire religious spectrum.
She wrote a weekly column for THE EXPRESS - a great forum for her wit and ideas, and written proof of her versatility and depth. Now she writes for THE MAIL amongst many others.
Dame Jenni Murray was awarded an OBE for services to broadcasting in 1999 and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours.