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Ann joined the BBC in 1971 and was a staff producer and presenter on BBC Radio London and BBC GLR (Greater London Radio); a producer for BBC Radio 4 and also worked in BBC Television's Presentation Department before going freelance in 1992. She discovered Vanessa Feltz when she came in as a guest on a GLR programme for her first ever radio interview and subsequently taught her how to be a broadcaster.

After leaving the BBC, Ann freelanced at LBC in London as a producer across most of the output, BBC Radio 4 producing features and BBC Three Counties Radio as a Senior Broadcast Journalist.

She then went on to work at Talk Radio UK (now talkSport) the first national commercial all-speech radio station and helped set it up. After that she went on to be Head of Production for an independent radio production company.

Ann in a training session

Ann lectured at the University of Bedfordshire in radio production for many years and also at Cambridge Anglia Ruskin and Thames Valley University, Lambeth College and for the Women's Radio Group.

Her teaching has taken her as far afield as China, where she advised Chinese Radio on coverage of women's issues in radio on behalf of the British Council. For several years she taught communication skills to Roman Catholic priests at the Venerable English College in Rome.


More recently she has been working around the UK on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (now BEIS) teaching media skills to consumer protection groups and working for the European Union on similar projects in Malta, Lithuania, Romania and Ukraine.

She has also worked for the Central Office of Information as a facilitator at a wide range of events across England.

Ann is an accomplished media trainer in radio and television interview skills, working with a wide variety of people, including archbishops, authors and bankers, senior executives of companies and heads of charities. She has taught webcast presentation skills to a major international company for their podcasts.

Recently she has project managed three Heritage Lottery Fund projects on behalf of the Panjabi Centre and worked on an Erasmus project on Women's Solidarity with groups in Austria and Cyprus.

Ann Kaye at the Songs of Separation launch


She is the co-author of So This is Kosher, A New Approach to Jewish Cookery and has been a regular broadcaster on food and cookery.

Ann is on the executive of the Institute of Consumer Affairs (ICA) and also Chairman of her local Residents Association. She is a member of NHBC's Consumer Committee and on their council and Appointments Committee. She spent part of Summer 2012 as an Olympic Gamesmaker.


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