Harriet Cass

Harriet R M Cass (born 4 February 1952) is a freelance broadcaster, best known for her work on BBC Radio 4 as a senior announcer, with responsibility for newsreading and continuity.

Harriet Cass
Born (1952-02-04) 4 February 1952 (ageĀ 68)
Continuity Announcer
EmployerBBC Radio 4

Born in London NW10, at the Central Middlesex Hospital, the fourth daughter of Edward G Cass and Ruth M Cass,[1] Cass was educated at Queen's College, Harley Street, an independent day school for girls in London.

She joined the BBC in 1972 as a secretary,[2] before becoming a studio manager and then announcer on Radio 4 in 1977. Later she became a sub-editor and Chief sub-editor in the BBC Radio Newsroom and then worked on the Radio 4 programme Today in Parliament. In 1996, she re-joined Radio 4, after some years away from the network, and since 1998 has been working mainly as a newsreader, including on The News Quiz. In 2003, with Chris Aldridge, she was promoted to the post of senior announcer, after Peter Donaldson stepped down. She has been the station's presentation editor.

In September, 2012, it was announced that Cass would leave the BBC, having opted for voluntary redundancy as the result of reorganisation.[3][3][4] She left Radio 4 on 21 March 2013, her final broadcast being the six o'clock news bulletin.[5] She is now a freelance broadcaster.


  1. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Photo of Harriet Cass on her 1974 Studio Manager course". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2007.
  3. ^ a b "Charlotte Green and Harriet Cass to leave BBC Radio 4". BBC News. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  4. ^ Anita Singh "Radio 4's Charlotte Green and Harriet Cass say goodbye", Daily Telegraph, 5 September 2012
  5. ^ https://audioboom.com/boos/1282731-harriet-cass-last-bulletin-on-radio-4

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