Jenny Kleeman

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Jenny Naomi Kleeman is a British journalist, author and broadcaster. She has reported for Channel 4's foreign affairs series Unreported World[1] and BBC One's Panorama,[2] and was a launch presenter on Times Radio.[3] She regularly writes for The Guardian[4] and The Sunday Times Magazine.[5]


Kleeman was educated at Westminster School,[6] a boarding and day independent school in Central London, followed by Queens' College, Cambridge,[7] where she was awarded a double-first Bachelor of Arts in Social and Political Sciences, on 29 June 2001.[7][8]

Life and career[edit]

Kleeman began working at The Guardian newspaper after a few weeks' work experience.[8] She has reported for HBO's Vice News Tonight,[9] Channel 4's Dispatches,[10] The One Show on BBC One among others, as well as making 13 films for Unreported World. She was nominated for the Amnesty International Gaby Rado memorial award for her work on Unreported World.[11]

She has said that she admires the documentaries of Nick Broomfield, Jon Ronson, Charlie Brooker and Paul Foot.[12]

Since June 2015, Kleeman has contributed short documentaries to The Guardian's video output. Her projects so far have included work on revenge porn, indigenous communities, sex robots, and British children born with HIV/AIDS.[13]

Kleeman is currently[when?] a regular on Sky News' Press Preview.

Kleeman co-presents the Friday to Sunday breakfast show on Times Radio which launched in June 2020, alongside Luke Jones.

In 2020, her first book Sex Robots & Vegan Meat: Adventures at the frontier of Birth, Food, Sex, and Death was published.


  1. ^ "Unreported World: Jenny Kleeman". Channel 4.
  2. ^ "Sleepless Britain, Panorama – BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  3. ^ Martin, Roy (27 April 2020). "Times Radio schedule revealed ahead of summer launch". Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  4. ^ Jenny Kleeman. "Jenny Kleeman". The Guardian.
  5. ^ "Jenny Kleeman". VICE.
  6. ^ "The Elizabethan (2013) – The OWW Online – Jenny Kleeman described as a former pupil of the School". Westminster School, London. 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Congregations of the Regent House on 28, 29, and 30 June 2001". University of Cambridge. 2001. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  9. ^ "This woman pays drug users not to have kids". Vice News. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  10. ^ Hinsliff, Gaby; editor, political (21 May 2005). "How Labour used its election troops to fake popular support". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 20 July 2017. {{cite news}}: |last2= has generic name (help)
  11. ^ "Shortlist for Amnesty's Media Awards 2012 announced". Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Courageous And Unstoppable: Award-Winning Journalist Jenny Kleeman Sets The Record Straight". FlavourMag.
  13. ^ "Author Page: Jenny Kleeman". The Guardian. 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015.

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