Jane Garvey - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 17, 2020

Jane Garvey
Profession: Radio host
Best Known For: Woman's Hour
Salary: $205K
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : June 23, 1964 (age 56)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jane Susan Garvey
Birth Place: Crosby, Liverpool, England
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Ray Garvey
Mother's Name: Maureen Garvey
Siblings: 1

younger sister

High School: Merchant Taylors' Girls' School
University: University of Birmingham
Ethnicity: English
Nationality: British

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Ex-Spouse:

Adrian Chiles (Sept 1998 - Oct 2009)

Children: 2

Evelyn Katarina Chiles (daughter)
Sian Mary Chiles (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Dress Size: 10 US
Breast Size: 36 inch
Waist Size: 30 inch
Hip Size: 39 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: B

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Who is Jane Garvey?

Jane Garvey’s voice was the first voice on BBC Radio 5 Live, the day it was launched on 28 March 1994 at 5:00 am. Yes, she is a broadcaster, a British radio presenter to be precise. She currently works for BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour and is also the co-founder of the weekly podcast series Fortunately. 

Jane Garvey: Age, Parents, Siblings

Jane Garvey’s birth took place on 23 June 1964 in Crosby, Liverpool, England. Her birth name is Jane Susan Garvey. Her father’s name is Ray Garvey and her mother Maureen Garvey (nee O'Neill) worked as a hospital receptionist. She is not the only child of her parents and has a sibling, a younger sister.

Not much is known about her family but has revealed some details of her childhood. She recalled her childhood as "cozy, predictable and loving". Growing up, her maternal grandmother lived with her family and that experience contributed to her love of interviewing older women.

Source: Instagram (Jane Garvey with younger sister in 1969)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Jane Garvey studied at the Merchant Taylors' Girls' School. After graduation, she enrolled at the University of Birmingham to study English and graduated from the same.

Her ethnicity is English.

Jane Garvey: Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Jane Garvey was a married woman. She dated television presenter Adrian Chiles and married boyfriend Chiles on September 1998 in Swansea. Together they have welcomed two children, both girls. Their elder daughter Evelyn Katarina Chiles was born in January 2000 while younger daughter Sian Mary Chiles was born in March 2003.

Source:  (Jane Garvey, Adrian Chiles, and daughter Evelyn Katarina Chiles in 2000)


Sadly after almost 10 years of marriage, Garvey and her husband separated in June 2008. The divorce was finalized in October 2009.

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Jane Garvey: Career

Growing up, she wanted to become a bus conductress but was inspired by Ray Moore and Janice Long’s show Street Life.

Before Jane Garvey started to work as a broadcaster, she had a number of odd jobs. She had worked as a medical records clerk in a finance company, as a trainee for an advertising agency and also had held the job of a receptionist at the hospital where her mother used to work. 

Life before fame

Garvey was employed by Radio Wyvern as a promotions assistant. She later became the news editor for the company before leaving in 1988. She then worked as a reporter for BBC Hereford and Worcester.

Source: BBC (Jane Garvey)

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Worked in

In 1989, Jane Garvey was chosen to present The Breakfast Show at BBC Hereford and Worcester. Her voice was the first voice to be aired on BBC Radio 5 Live when it launched at 5:00 am on 28 March 1994.

Over the years, she has presented Everywoman for BBC World Service, Midday for BBC Radio 5 Live, Drive for BBC Radio 5 Live. After 13 years, she left the Radio 5 in May 2007.

She then joined Woman's Hour at BBC Radio 4 and on 29 March 2017 along with Fi Glover began a weekly podcast series on BBC Radio 4. The podcast was named Fortunately: A frank look behind the scenes with broadcasters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover as guests from Radio, TV and podcasting share stories they probably shouldn’t.

Worked with?

Jane Garvey has worked with Peter Allen, Fi Glover, Ben Cooper, Jenni Murray. She had succeeded Martha Kearney in the program Woman's Hour.

Source: Prince of Wales (from left- Jane Garvey, Dutchess of Cornwall, Jenni Murray)

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Jane Garvey: Awards

For her astounding work in broadcasting, she has won six Sony Gold Awards, shared with Allen.

Jane Garvey: Net Worth, Salary

There have been no estimate on her net worth. However her annual salary has been known to be around $200k. In a July 2019 interview with Time Times, she revealed that she is paid five times less than her BBC co-workers.

Jane Garvey: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media Jane Garvey is active on Instagram and Facebook with thousands of followers and counting but is absent from other handles such as Facebook.

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