Emma Barnett


Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to speak to Emma Barnett for Woman’s Hour special

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will speak to Woman’s Hour presenter Emma Barnett for a special edition of the Radio 4 programme. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 44, is a British-Iranian dual citizen who was detained in Iran under charges of espionage from 2016 until her release in March 2022. In the interview, which will...
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Emma Barnett: 'A lot of people who make noise about Woman's Hour don't listen to it'

Of all the things you could call Emma Barnett, the 36-year-old host of Woman’s Hour, misogynistic is surely the most jarring. In the six months since she took over from Dame Jenni Murray, Emma – former women’s editor of this newspaper, ex presenter of BBC Radio 5 Live’s morning show, author of a book that aims to eliminate the taboos from menstruation, and thorn in the side of many a floundering politician – has reinvigorated the 75-year-old show and increased its audience by over 30 per cent, proving in the process that she represents a radical change from the old boys’ network.

British Broadcaster Emma Barnett Signs With Bloomberg Quicktake For New Global Show (EXCLUSIVE)

Bloomberg Media has tapped British broadcaster and journalist Emma Barnett for a new weekly interview show on their streaming news network Bloomberg Quicktake. Barnett is currently the host of BBC Radio 4 show “Woman’s Hour” and presents the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme “Newsnight”. She will continue to work on both shows in addition to her new role on Bloomberg Quicktake.

‘Unpleasant and unnecessary’: Emma Barnett sparks conversation on sanitary bins squeezed into women’s toilets

Broadcaster Emma Barnett has sparked a debate about the size and design of women’s toilet cubicles on social media after pointing out how cramped they can be with the inclusion of sanitary bins.On Tuesday, the BBC radio host shared a photograph of a toilet cubicle she uses “most days” at work.In the caption, she explained how the space has been poorly arranged. “Every time most women sit on it - the sanitary towel bin will brush up against their thigh,” she wrote. “Unpleasant and unnecessary right? And yet this is a pretty newly designed loo cubicle. If you retro...

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Emma Barnett, Beaver Dam

Most memorable sports moment: It was last year at the Midwestern sectional championships when my team received the highest score ever in our program. Game-day superstition: I do a handshake with one of my teammates right before we compete. Nickname: I don’t have one. Favorite sport: Synchronized skating. Favorite sports...