Jenny is an award winning journalist and documentary maker, who specialises in hunting down and telling the unique stories you wouldn’t have heard from anyone else. Writing extensively for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, New Statesman, The Observer and Vice Magazine.  In her latest 9-part podcast series, Immaculate Deception Jenny tells the story of Dutch fertility doctor Jan Karbaat who was determined to make life – by any means possible. In this remarkable series, Jenny meets the children he conceived and the people he deceived.


In June 2020 Jenny joined the launch of Times Radio where she will be presenting the Weekend Breakfast show every Friday to Sunday from 6 till 10am.


Jenny has also presented a number of films for Channel 4’s foreign affairs documentary series Unreported World. She has reported from across the globe; from the depths of the Amazon rainforest to the film sets of Afghanistan’s movie industry, via Liberia, Cambodia, Nigeria and Honduras.


Back on home turf, Jenny has reported for BBC One’s The One Show, and reviews the newspapers on Sky News, BBC News Channel, BBC Radio 5 Live, and LBC. Jenny presented a report on BBC One’s Panorama, Sleepless Britain in which she investigated the causes of the lack of sleep in Britain’s children.


She won the One World Media Television Award in 2011 for The City with Too Many People, and was Shortlisted for the Amnesty International Gaby Radio Journalism Award in 2012.


Jenny first book Sex Robots & Vegan Meat is being published in July 2020 by Picador.


Jenny’s attention to detail and empathy as a journalist stands her in good stead in the corporate world where she is in demand as a conference moderator and panel chair.

Jenny Smith