Anita Rani announced as the 2024 MJ Awards host

Published: 29 February 2024

Faerfield are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the brilliant Anita Rani as the host of this year’s MJ Awards.

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Anita Rani is a radio and TV presenter who has covered everything from current affairs to religion to sport. Alongside a variety of hosting and reporting roles she presents the Friday edition of Radio 4 institution Woman's Hour.

Starting her career at just 14, hosting a show on local radio in her native Bradford, Anita went on to host youth and lifestyle programming on Channel 5 before moving to the BBC. On BBC Three she presented coverage of the BBC Poetry Slam, she hosted the BBC Asian Network’s breakfast show, and the award-winning Desi DNA, the Asian arts and culture show on BBC Two. She went on to co-host Watchdog and work on the current affairs brief for The One Show, filing reports on everything from policing to alcoholism to online scams.

Anita remains a regular on The One Show as both reporter and presenter, as well as on Countryfile, and has been a stand-in co-host on ITV’s This Morning. She also presented four series of Four Rooms, the popular Channel 4 programme where members of the public with antiques, collectables and works of art attempt to negotiate the best price with a team of professional dealers. She also won the first Sport Relief British Bake Off and reached the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing.

Our Managing Director, Martin Tucker, says: “We are very happy to have this opportunity to sponsor Anita’s attendance at the MJ Awards and are looking forward to celebrating the stars of local government on what be a great chance to reflect on the sector’s successes over the past 12 months.”

This year’s MJ Awards will take place on Friday 21st June at Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London.


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