Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4 - behind the scenes with producer Leona Fensome


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Producer Leona Fensome guests on the podcast to tell us about working on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

After working in written journalism in her native Australia, Leona tried out some audio and liked it. Two years ago, after moving to the UK with her British husband, Leona ended up in the BBC's freelance pool, and, after some work experience on Jeremy Vine's show, got her start on one of the BBC most famous radio shows.

Leona tells us what it's like to work with Jane Garvey, how ticking a few diversity boxes as a journalist can work to your advantage and, of course, about the story she can't forget.

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