BBC’s Jane Hill Comes Out
In lots of posts I bang on and on about lesbian visibility on TV so it was with great delighted that I read the other day that Jane Hill of the BBC has come out. Jane works as an anchor lady on the BBC’s news channel but her real claim to fame is that she has the same birthday as me!
If you are not a BBC news channel regular then you may recognise Jane from the BBC news at One, for which she is the relief anchor. Jane can also be heard on BBC radio.
Jane has been the face of the BBC for various massive news events including the September 11 attacks in New York and the war in Iraq. Jane was on air for 8 hours straight (no pun intended) when the US forces captured Saddam Hussein in December 2003.
In an interview with the BBC in-house magazine, Ariel, Jane has said that she is very happy with her partner Sara, a camerawoman. They have been together for one year and live in north London with their dog, Mavis.
Jane’s colleague has said:
Everyone has known for years that Jane is gay. She hasn’t made a secret of it at the BBC and although she has had other girlfriends over the years, this one seems to be the one.
Well done Jane, it’s so wonderful to see people in positions like this come out, with seemingly no pressure to do so. It really does go a long way to dispelling any stereotypes when the girl reading the news in the afternoon is out and proud.
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