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Jennifer Nadel

Jennifer Nadel is a qualified barrister, author, speaker and an award-winning journalist. She has reported for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN from around the world.

As ITV’s Home Affairs Editor, she was one of the UK’s most senior female television correspondents and set up and led a bureau of reporters, producers and crew. Her book on the Sarah Thornton case highlighted the way the law discriminates against women who’ve experienced domestic violence and was made into a BBC Film and Channel 4 documentary and is credited with helping to change the law.

Her investigative report from Bosnia for ITV showed that rape was being used as a weapon of war by the Serbs. It was later used by UN War Crimes investigators. In 2015, she published her first novel, Pretty Thing, a story of first love set against the backdrop of the summer of 1976 and the sexism that flourished then.

Her most recent book is WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere, co-authored with Gillian Anderson it explores feminism activism and spirituality.  She has stood for the UK Parliament twice. Her most recent film told the story of Grenfell survivors still living in hotels. She has three sons and is on the board of INQUEST the only charity providing advice on state-related deaths to bereaved people.  

Throughout my life I’ve come across obstacles that men don’t have to face, and as a result my working life has been driven by a desire to work for equality and social justice.

Jennifer Nadel
Jennifer Nadel Biog photo with mic
Jennifer Nadel is a qualified barrister, author, speaker and an award-winning journalist. She’s reported for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN from around the world.

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