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Janet Street-Porter (1946-), Journalist, broadcaster and television presenter
Sitter in 2 portraits
Journalist, writer, presenter and television producer. Born Janet Bull in South London, she was married to photographer Tim Street-Porter (1967-75). Street-Porter studied architecture before taking up journalism, joining the Daily Mail in 1969 and the Evening Standard in 1971. In 1975, she moved to television. As Head of Youth and Entertainment Features at BBC 2, Street-Porter commissioned numerous popular series, including Red Dwarf and Rapido. In 1999 she was appointed editor of the Independent on Sunday for which she writes a weekly column. She is currently editor-at-large of the Independent newspapers.