Jane Little has come full circle with her return to The World. She worked as a producer on the show in 1996-97 before she went back to London where she created the role of Religious Affairs Correspondent for the BBC World Service. During several years there she reported from many parts of the globe on developments within religious traditions as well as covering large numbers of stories where religion intersects with politics.
Jane combines specialist reporting on religion with a wide brief as host of BBC programs in the UK. She regularly sits in the chair of Sunday, a religious and ethical news program, Woman’s Hour, a well-known magazine program, and Last Word, an obituary show. From 2006-2008 she was based in Washington DC as a BBC correspondent.
Jane was born and raised in the English Lake District. She read Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College, Cambridge, studied journalism at the University of Central Lancashire, and then gained a Fulbright Scholarship to Harvard University, where she studied the relationship between religion and politics in the US. Her late grandfather was much relieved when she finally ended her student days with a “proper” job at WGBH Boston. Except that she didn’t – the thing she most loves about her job is that “you’re always learning every day.