She has anchored many rolling stories for television news, including the US elections of November 2008; the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, from New Orleans and Texas; Irish voters’ rejection of the EU referendum, from Dublin; and the Bafta film awards. She reported from Washington DC in the aftermath of September 11th 2001, and from Ground Zero on the first anniversary of the attacks.
In 2007 her professional life was dominated by the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Jane flew to Portugal the day the news broke, spent much of May there, and conducted the BBC’s first interview with Kate and Gerry McCann. She returned to the Algarve for all the major developments in the story, and made a half hour documentary about the case at the end of that year.
Jane worked in local and network radio for 10 years before moving into television. She has a Politics degree from London University, and worked for the Democrats in the US Senate after graduation in 1991.
Jane is a Fellow of the British American Project, and sits on its UK Executive Committee. She is a keen supporter of the arts, particularly theatre. She loves food, wine, and going to the gym, and is an Archers addict.