Janet Street Porter

Journalist, Producer & Rambler

One of the most easily recognisable faces on British television Janet Street-Porter has worked as a TV presenter and journalist for more than three decades; known for her distinctive voice and outspoken views Janet Street Porter has appeared on a variety of both live and pre-recorded television and radio shows.

Originally training to become an architect Janet Street Porter left education to pursue her passion for journalism, eventually landing a job as The Daily Mail’s Deputy Fashion editor. Porter moved quickly from The Daily Mail to The Evening Standard where she acted as leading fashion editor, however, not content to limit herself solely to print journalism Janet Street Porter joined the newly established LBC Radio before securing her first position as a TV presenter for LWT.

Porter’s personality and opinions fast made her a favourite amongst audiences and her work as a radio and television presenter has remained consistent since 1975. Beginning her career as a TV presenter working on youth programmes and as a roving reporter Janet Street Porter became heavily involved in the production of youth programming for both Channel 4 and the BBC. Responsible for commissioning Red Dwarf, Rapido and Rough Guide Porter was incredibly popular with her audience whilst critics questioned her diction and suitability.

As ever controversy fuelled Porter’s media career leading eventually to her appointment as head of independent commissioning at the BBC in 1994.

Janet Street Porter left the BBC in the mid-90’s and once again pursued her career in print journalism, in 1999 she became the editor of the Independent on Sunday, where – despite much criticism – she increased the paper’s readership by more than 10%. In 2002 Street-Porter became the editor in chief of The Independent, despite her the commitments of her new responsibility however she continued to regularly contribute a column to the paper as well as taking on further work as a radio and television presenter.

More recently Janet Street Porter has appeared as a reporter and guest on a number of celebrity and reality television series, she has frequently acted as a panellist on the satirical BBC series Have I Got News for You, as well as taking part in the 2012 series of Celebrity Masterchef.

As of 2012 Janet Street Porter has been one of the regular panellists and TV presenters for the hugely popular ITV series Loose Women in which she and other notable female figures discuss current affairs and subjects of public interest.

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