Harriet Cass

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Harriet Cass
Born (1952-02-04) 4 February 1952 (age 62)
Occupation Newsreader
Continuity Announcer
Employer BBC Radio 4

Harriet R M Cass (born 4 February 1952) is a freelance broadcaster, best known for her work on BBC Radio 4 as a senior announcer, with responsibility for newsreading and continuity. She left her post in March 2013.[1]

Born in London NW10, at the Central Middlesex Hospital, the fourth daughter of Edward G Cass and Ruth M Cass,[2] Cass was educated at Queen's College, Harley Street, an independent day school for girls in London.

She joined the BBC in 1972 as a secretary,[3] before becoming a studio manager and then announcer on Radio 4. Later she became a sub-editor and Chief sub-editor in the BBC Radio Newsroom and then worked on the Radio 4 programme Today in Parliament. In 1996, she re-joined Radio 4, after some years away from the network, and since 1998 has been working mainly as a newsreader, including on The News Quiz. In 2003, with Chris Aldridge, she was promoted to the post of senior announcer, after Peter Donaldson stepped down. She has been the station's presentation editor.

Cass left Radio 4 at the end of March 2013 having opted for voluntary redundancy as the result of reorganisation.[1][4] She is now a freelance broadcaster.


  1. ^ a b "Charlotte Green and Harriet Cass to leave BBC Radio 4". BBC News. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Photo of Harriet Cass on her 1974 Studio Manager course
  4. ^ Anita Singh "Radio 4's Charlotte Green and Harriet Cass say goodbye", Daily Telegraph, 5 September 2012

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