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Janet Street-Porter

Janet Street-Porter

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£6,000 - £8,000

Type of Entertainment
Celebrity - Food & Wine - TV Personality / Speaker - After Dinner Speaker

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Corporate Events, Conferences, Award Ceremonies, Celebratory Events, Launch Events

Janet Street-Porter is a media personality, journalist, television presenter and producer.

Over the past two years Janet has appeared on numerous TV shows on all major channels including; Deadline, The F Word, Call Me a Cabbie, So You Think You Can Nurse, Coming Home & I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!  Janet also completed a pilot based on the second volume of her memoirs, Fallout.

She has written & presented various documentaries including; Demolition (a series about bad architecture), Desperate Women (about women in the media), My Childhood, Janet Saves the Monarchy & Michael & Me which was filmed in the USA about the director Michael Moore.  She also co-presented TV on Trial.

Janet has regularly appeared on political programmes including Question Time, This Week & The Daily Politics Show as well as entertainment series such as Grumpy Old Women & the Paul O’Grady Show.  In 2007 she presented a regular slot on GMTV with Lorraine Kelly.

Janet Street-Porter studied architecture at the Architectural Association & switched to journalism becoming a Fleet Street columnist & fashion writer by the age of 21.  She wrote about design & architecture for the glossies at the same time; Architectural Design, Design magazine, Harpers & Queen and Vogue.

Her career in broadcasting started in 1973 hosting a daily show on Britain’s first commercial radio station LBC.  She switched to television in 1975 presenting a young people’s current affairs programme for LWT.  She presented a range of prime-time shows including her own talk show before becoming a producer in 1981 & gaining a BAFTA nomination for 20th Century Box.  She won the BAFTA award for originality for creating the ground breaking series Network 7 in 1988.

Janet joined the BBC & created a host of new formats for young people; Rough Guide to Careers, The A to Z of Belief, Reportage & devised as well as produced The Full Wax with Ruby Wax.

Her re-working of the German romantic opera The Vampyr won the Prix Italia in 1992 & received an Emmy nomination as well as a Classical Music Award.

As a BBC executive, Janet was responsible for about 35 series; This Is Your Life to Fantasy Football League.  In 1994 she joined the Mirror Group & set up L!ve TV, building the UK’s first digital television studios.

Since 1996 Janet has presented a wide range of television series including; The Design Awards, Travels with Pevsner, Coast to Coast, As the Crow Flies, Cathedral Calls & hosted the weekly political programme The Midnight Hour – all for the BBC.  She also presented the first critique of the internet, J’Accuse for Channel 4.

Janet has been a travel writer for The Observer & The Mail on Sunday as well as restaurant critic for Vogue & wrote a regular walking column for the Sunday Times.  Her books include Scandal & The British Teapot, two books about walking & a best-selling volume of childhood memoirs, Baggage.

For two years Janet was the Editor of The Independent on Sunday, a role she relinquished in 2001 to become Editor at Large.  She is presently writing two comment columns a week for The Independent & The Independent on Sunday as well as contributing features about travel.

For three years from 2002 she conducted hundreds of interviews for Bloomberg Television, focusing on major media players & figures from the arts which were transmitted in over 20 countries.  In 2003 she wrote & presented an acclaimed one-woman show at the Edinburgh Festival entitled All the Rage & toured this show in the UK during the Spring of 2004 & 2005.

Janet is Vice President of the Ramblers Association & judged the Living Bridges Competition for the Royal Academy in 1996 & the Building of the Year for the Royal Fine Art Commission in 1998.  She has been a board member of the Opera Factory, is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society & an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.  She is President of the Globetrotters Club & Patron of the Clerkenwell Green Association.  Janet writes celebrity interviews each month for Marie Claire magazine & Quadrille books are publishing Life’s Too F***ing short – her guide to life in January 2008.

To enquire about or book Janet Street-Porter for your event contact Arena Entertainment. Either send an email to or speak to one of our booking agents on 0113-239-2222.

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