Julia Hartley-Brewer

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Julia Hartley-Brewer (born 2 May 1968) is an English broadcaster and columnist. She has been presenting the weekday morning radio show from 10am to 1pm on talk radio station talkRADIO since 21 March 2016.

Early life[edit]

Born in Birmingham, the daughter of a general practitioner, she was educated at Oldfield School in Bath, Somerset, and Woodhouse Sixth Form College in Finchley, north London.


Hartley-Brewer began her career in journalism at the East London Advertiser in Bethnal Green.[1] Later she worked as a news reporter and political correspondent for the London Evening Standard and then joined The Guardian, working at the latter until September 2000.[2] She then moved to the Sunday Express as Political Correspondent, then Political Editor from 2001 until 2007 and then Assistant Editor (Politics), also writing a weekly opinion column. She left the Sunday Express in February 2011.

In 2006, she presented and narrated two political documentaries for BBC2/BBC4 about the history of British deputy prime ministers, called Every Prime Minister Needs a Willie, and the history of the leader of the opposition in The Worst Job in Politics.[3]

She has appeared as a panellist on the comedy quiz show Have I Got News for You seven times as well as being a regular panellist on BBC1's Question Time[1] and Radio 4's Any Questions. She is a regular pundit and commentator on TV and radio, including for Sky News, the BBC News Channel, BBC1's The One Show, ITV's Tonight show, Lorraine on ITV, This Morning on ITV1, The Agenda on ITV1, Radio Five Live, and Radio 4's Today and PM programmes. She appeared as a contestant on Pointless Celebrities in October 2014, winning the prize for her chosen charity, the Miscarriage Association.

She was an LBC presenter from February 2011, until she left in December 2014, later replaced by Shelagh Fogarty. Hartley-Brewer now broadcasts on talkRADIO, a new talk radio station launched on 21 March 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Hartley-Brewer is married with one daughter, born in 2006.


  1. ^ a b "Julia Hartley-Brewer". JLA. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  2. ^ Julia Hartley-Brewer contributor page, The Guardian website
  3. ^ "The Worst Job In British Politics? The Leader of the Opposition". BBC programmes index. BBC. 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 

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