Jenny Hill (journalist)

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Jenny Hill
Education Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
Occupation Journalist, Newsreader
Notable credit(s) Central News
BBC Channel Islands
BBC Look North
BBC Breakfast

Jenny Hill is a British news reporter and television journalist who works for the BBC. As of September 2014, she is the BBC's Berlin correspondent, having previously worked as a reporter for BBC Breakfast and as a crime correspondent and regional reporter for the North of England region. She has also previously worked as a relief presenter on BBC Look North.

Early life[edit]

Hill grew up on the island of Jersey where she first became interested in journalism while working for BBC Radio Jersey.[1]

Journalism career[edit]

Following post graduate studies at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Hill joined Central Television in Birmingham as a reporter. When the BBC established its television news service for the Channel Islands she returned home to present the evening bulletins and to work as a reporter, presenter and producer in Jersey and Guernsey. This was followed by a move to Grimsby to work for BBC Look North for the Humber region, after which she moved to Hull,[1] where she presented the region's breakfast bulletins.[2]

After working in Hull she moved to the Yorkshire and North Midlands edition of the BBC's Look North, where she was a stand-in presenter and the programme's crime correspondent.[2] In 2009 Hill became a regional reporter for the North of England on BBC Breakfast and the BBC News Channel.

Among the high-profile stories Hill worked on for Look North are the 2007 United Kingdom floods and the trial and conviction of the killer of Lesley Molseed.[2] Nationally she has covered events including the severe winter weather of 2009–10[3] and 2010–11,[4][5] and the murder of Joanna Yeates.[6]

In 2011, she covered the Japanese tsunami 2011, Eurozone crisis and the 2011 London Riots.[7]

On Sunday 23 September 2012, she was joint presenter of "BBC Breakfast". In September 2014, she took up the position of Berlin correspondent for the BBC.


  1. ^ a b "Presenters: Jenny Hill". Look North. BBC Humber. 23 December 2005. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Presenters: Jenny Hill". Look North. BBC. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Hill, Jenny (21 December 2009). "Weather causes travel disruption". BBC News. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Hill, Jenny (30 November 2010). "Is working from home the answer to snow disruption?". BBC News. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Hill, Jenny (1 December 2010). "'No let up for commuters' in snow". Today. BBC News. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Fears in Bristol as police investigate Jo Yeates murder". BBC News. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "BBC - Programmes - Page not found". 

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