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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.
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‘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...

Emma Barnett: Having older friends has been life-affirming – they shaped who I am today

I remember my darling godmother, a retired hairdresser, cutting me a fringe, against her better judgement, because every other girl had one. I was thrilled and she was aghast. It looked awful. I was 12. I remember her once sending me a card with a boat on the front during one of my stormy periods of teen angst, telling me she was always there for a rant, laugh or we could just sit in silence. No one had ever said anything like that to me. I was 17.
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Woman's Hour is finally going to be 60 minutes: Radio Four programme will be extended from current 45 minutes as BBC bosses praise new presenters Emma Barnett and Anita Rani

Radio Four's flagship female show is set to be extended for the full hour later this year, as BBC bosses heaped praise on the programme's new hosts. After almost 75 years, Woman's Hour will drop the end of show dramas and finally last the full hour for the first time in its history from May 17.

Anita Rani to join Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour

Countryfile host Anita Rani is to join Emma Barnett as a presenter of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. She will present the Friday and Saturday editions of the long-running programme, beginning on 15 January. Rani, 43, said she had "long been a fan" of the programme and that she was...
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Woman's Hour review: Emma Barnett effortlessly owns the show

The broadcaster Emma Barnett is a seriously tough interviewer. In my fevered mind’s eye, I imagine her home life consists of her gleefully sucking the marrow from hapless politicians’ bones. She’s quite the contrast from Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey as the new main presenter of Woman’s Hour. Murray – very much Dame Jenni these days – long ago underwent an apotheosis from mere broadcaster into treacle-voiced national institution. Garvey, meanwhile, steadfastly projects sanity and ordinariness. There’s nothing ordinary about Barnett – though I wouldn’t rule out her ending up a national institution. “If I may,” is a phrase she uses quite a lot, when speaking to guests or introducing items. Never was there a more phatic request. One senses that Barnett doesn’t ask permission for much. Nor should she.
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Woman's Hour: Emma Barnett defends herself after guest drops out

Woman's Hour host Emma Barnett has defended herself after a guest who was booked to appear on the BBC Radio 4 programme dropped out due to remarks the presenter made about her off-air. Kelechi Okafor said she was treated in a "degrading" and "vile" manner. Barnett said she and her...

Adrian Chiles confirmed in Emma Barnett 5 Live slot

Adrian Chiles has been confirmed as the broadcaster who will replace Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 5 Live on Thursday mornings. Naga Munchetty now presents the same show from Monday to Wednesday. Chiles has previously presented the same time slot on Fridays, along with the BBC's The One Show and...
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Woman’s Hour: New host Emma Barnett responds after Kelechi Okafor drops out over ‘vile’ and ‘degrading’ comments

Emma Barnett has responded after Kelechi Okafor withdrew from appearing on Woman’s Hour when she heard the new host make what she claimed were “degrading and vile” comments towards her.Okafor had been due to appear on the BBC Radio 4 programme on Wednesday (6 January) to discuss the achievements of the #MeToo movement one year on from Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial starting.Okafor was scheduled to speak alongside guests including Weinstein accusers Caitlin Dulany and Rosanna Arquette and defence lawyer Gudrun Young, but wrote on Twitter that she had withdrawn from the programme just before it began.“Hi guys I’m coming...

Emma Barnett responds after actress pulls out of Woman’s Hour appearance

Emma Barnett has responded after actress Kelechi Okafor pulled out of appearing on Woman’s Hour saying what she witnessed was “absolutely degrading and vile”. Okafor was due to speak to Barnett – who is three days into her new job as host of the BBC Radio 4 programme – about the Me Too movement and why it is still needed among marginalised communities.
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Emma Barnett and Naga Munchetty: how were the new Woman's Hour and 5 live hosts?

Many schools are staying closed after Christmas, but, on the BBC’s two leading radio speech networks at 10am on Monday, there was a vivid sense of ringing bells and sharpened pencils. On Radio 4, Emma Barnett took over Woman’s Hour, with Naga Munchetty moving into the slot on Radio 5 live that Barnett occupied until December, bringing two of the finest broadcasters of the younger generation into scheduling competition.