The first voice on BBC Radio 5 Live, Jane Garvey is an award-winning British radio presenter who hosts the BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. Additionally, she is the co-founder of the weekly podcast series, Fortunately.
Harvey was one of the prominent advocate of equal pay at the BBC when the majority of highest earnings employees were men. The published disclosure caused criticism of the BBC over the gender pay gap. However, Garvey is one of the highest-paid presenters at BBC alongside Sarah Montague.
Ten Years of Married Life
The 55-year-old, presenter, Jane Garvey was in a marital bond with her longtime husband, Adrian Chiles. As his ex-wife, Adrian is also a British television and radio presenter currently working for BBC Radio 5 Live. They were reportedly nicknamed the Golden Couple of BBC.
Having a common profession, Jane and Adrian exchanged their wedding vows on September 1998 in Swansea at an intimate wedding. During their unite, the former couple lived in Shepherds Bush home worth $1.66 million, West London.
From their marriage, Garvey, as well as Chiles, have two daughters. Their first daughter named Evelyn Katarina was born in January 2000. Similarly, their second daughter Sian Mary was born in March 2003. Both of their daughters are teenagers now and are pursuing their academics.
Everything in their personal life seemed well balanced until the news of their separation surfaced in June 2008. After ten years of marital solidarity, Jane and Adrian eventually divorced in October 2009. The exact reason for their divorce is unknown yet.
The host of a radio magazine program, Woman's Hour, Miss Jane Garvey enjoys a net worth of $2.5 million as of 2019. She was the first voice on BBC Radio 5 Live when it launched on March 28, 1994. With a career spanning more than three decades, Jane's primary source of income is reporting.
Garvey, who has fantastic chemistry with Drive show's co-presenter, Peter Allen has Sony Gold Awards multiple times. Also, Garvey started a weekly podcast series with a fellow broadcaster, Fi Glover since March 2017.
From her show Woman's Hour, Jane earns an impressive salary. She is one of the highest-paid presenters of BBC as well, and her earnings will increase even more.
Among the Highest Earning Presenters
Garvey is one of the top 25 highest paid presenters at the BBC. She received pay increases with an annual salary of $185,415 to $199,014.
In 2017, BBC was dragged into a major controversy when a gender pay-gap issue was released. Almost two-thirds of its highest-paid stars were men, with women making up just 34 of the top 96 names who were eaning more than $185,000.
YouTube: BBC reveals gender pay inequality!
The backlash from female presenters was understandably huge. Claudia Winkleman is now the highest-paid presenter with an annual salary ranging from $546,427 to $607,140.
Southall Rail Crash
Garvey received full approbation for her bravery and professionalism when she survived the Southhall rail crash in 1997.
Jane, who was also a passenger on the Swansea train, reported the scene from her mobile phone. There is no doubt that her work is more important than anything. Just for the information, Garvey received an honorary doctorate from the University of Birmingham in July 2019.
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