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Jo Whiley BBC Radio 2: Net Worth, Age, Bio, Wiki, Husband, Children, Family, and Daughter

Jo Whiley Biography

Johanne Morton Whiley, known professionally as Jo Whiley, is a well-known and celebrated English radio DJ and TV presenter. Whiley was the host of the long-running weekday later weekend Jo Whiley Show on BBC Radio 1. She now currently presents her weekday evening Radio 2 show.

10 Facts About Jo Whiley

  1. Name: Jo Whiley
  2. Age: 56 years
  3. Birthday: July 4
  4. Height:  5 feet 6 inches
  5. Weight: 56 k
  6. Nationality: American
  7. Occupation: radio DJ and TV presenter
  8. Marital Status: To be Updated.
  9. Salary: To be Updated.
  10. Networth: $11 million

 Jo Whiley Age

Whiley is 56 years old as of 2021, she was born on July 4, 1965, in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. Whiley celebrates her birthday on July 4, every year, and her birth sign is Cancer.

Jo Whiley Height

Whiley stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.67m). However, details regarding her other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.

Jo Whiley Weight

Whiley Weighs 56 kilograms. Known for her beautiful smile and charming personality, Whiley has blue eyes and the color of her hair is blond.

Jo Whiley Education

Whiley is a highly educated and qualified woman. She attended Campion School at Bugbrooke, near Northampton, and then studied applied languages at Brighton Polytechnic. Whiley swam competitively for Northamptonshire.

Jo Whiley Family: Parents and Sister

Whiley was born in Northampton to Martin (father), an electrician, and Christine (mother), a postmistress. Our efforts to find out more about her family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. There is also no information related to Whiley’s sister and siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.

Jo Whiley Husband: Steve Morton

Whiley married the love of her life, music executive Steve Morton in July 1991 in Northampton. The pair live in Northamptonshire. Whiley has done a very good job of maintaining her personal and professional life. She is a good wife and also a loving mother. Till now no rumors about their divorce have emerged.

Jo Whiley Children: Sons and Daughters

Whiley has four children from her marriage with her spouse Steve Morton, two sons, and two daughters. They are; Jude Whiley-Morton, Cassius Whiley-Morton, Coco Lux Whiley-Morton, and India Whiley-Morton.

Jo Whiley Salary

According to our reliable sources, Whiley’s annual salary is currently under review. Nevertheless, we are keeping tabs and will update you once this information is available.

Jo Whiley Net Worth

Whiley has an estimated net worth of $11 million dollars as of 2021. This includes her assets, money, and income. Her primary source of income is her career as a DJ and TV presenter. Through her various sources of income, Jo has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

Jo Whiley Measurements and Facts

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Whiley.

Jo Whiley Wikipedia

  • Full Names: Johanne Morton Whiley
  • Popular As: Jo Whiley
  • Gender: Female
  • Occupation / Profession: DJ and TV presenter
  • Nationality: English
  • Race / Ethnicity: White
  • Religion: Not Known
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight

Jo Whiley Birthday

  • Age / How Old?: 56 Years Old
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Date of Birth: July 4, 1965
  • Place of Birth: Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
  • Birthday: July 4,

Jo Whiley Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements: Not Available
  • Height / How Tall?: 5 feet 6 inches (1.67m)
  • Weight: 56 Kilograms
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Dress Size: Not Available
  • Breast Size: Not Available
  • Waist Size: Not Available
  • Hip Size: Not Available

Jo Whiley Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): Martin
  • Mother: Christine
  • Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Not Known
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Husband/Spouse: Married to Steve Morton
  • Dating / Boyfriend: Not Applicable
  • Children: Four Children

Jo Whiley Net Worth and Salary

  • Net Worth: $11 million dollars
  • Salary: Under Review
  • Source of Income: DJ and TV presenter

Jo Whiley House and Cars

  • Place of living: Northamptonshire, England
  • Cars: Car Brand to be Updated

Jo Whiley Career

In Whiley’s final year of her degree, still unsure of what she wanted to do, a conversation with a lecturer led to a job with BBC Radio Sussex on a show called Turn It Up. It allowed anyone to get on the radio and required Whiley to attend shows and interview the musicians.

After a year, Whiley left for City University London for a one-year course on radio journalism. After writing many letters, she got a job as a researcher on WPFM, a BBC Radio 4 youth culture and music show.

When the presenter Terry Christian and Gary Crowley left, she took over, gaining her first presenting role. She then moved into TV, firstly at British Satellite Broadcasting where she produced and presented the indie show, and then at Channel 4 where she worked as a researcher on The Word, with her friend Zoë Ball.

Whiley moved on to BBC Radio 1 from September 1993 – to March 2011, during the heyday of Britpop with bands such as Blur and Oasis. She hosted a weekday evening show called The Evening Session with Steve Lamacq, which was oriented towards less-mainstream, non-dance music. Whiley presented her own show on Saturday afternoon in late 1995.

From 1995 – 1998, Whiley was a regular guest presenter on Top of the Pops, initially co-presenting with fellow DJ Steve Lamacq before flying solo and alternating with Zoë Ball and Jayne Middlemiss. The three women are referred to by the Top of the Pops website as the ’90s girls’, as between them they presented nearly every show of 1997.

However, the only occasion when all three presented together was on Christmas Day 1997. Whiley returned to the show twice between 2005–06 to co-present with lead presenter Fearne Cotton. In July 2009, Whiley published her autobiography, My World in Motion, on CD from Random House Audiobooks.

Jo Whiley BBC radio: The Jo Whiley Show

From February 1997, Whiley had a weekday lunchtime show, called The Jo Whiley Show, and later The Lunchtime Social. This included elements of the evening show, such as tour dates and occasional live ‘sessions’ at Maida Vale Studios while working within the restrictions of Radio 1’s daytime schedule.

When Simon Mayo left BBC Radio 1 for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 2 in February 2001, Whiley’s show was moved to a mid-morning slot. In July 2008, The Jo Whiley Show was fined £75,000 for misleading listeners for an incident involving a member of BBC staff posing as a member of the public taking part in a competition. The BBC claim Whiley herself was unaware of the deception at the time of its broadcast.

Jo Whiley’s weekday show ended broadcasting in September 2009 as part of a major shake-up of Radio 1’s weekday schedule. The shake-up saw Greg James move to the afternoon slot and Fearne Cotton move to Whiley’s slot. Her final weekday program took place on 18 September 2009.

Following weekdays, the Jo Whiley Show was moved to weekends between 1 pm – 4 pm. As with her former weekday show, it still featured Live Lounge performances from visiting artists, as well as three new features: Jo’s Road Trip, Top of the Shops, and SpellStar. Her last show on BBC Radio 1 was on 27 March 2011.

Since August 2009, Whiley has been an occasional stand-in presenter for Claudia Winkleman on BBC Radio 2. She was first heard on the network on Friday 21 August and made subsequent appearances on 2 October, 6 November, 27 November, and 18 December 2009.

In March 2010, it was announced that Whiley and former BBC Radio 1 presenter Steve Lamacq would present a one-off Evening Session on Good Friday (2 April) for BBC Radio 6 Music. Presented another Evening Session on 28 January 2011. After being an occasional stand-in presenter on BBC Radio 2, Whiley began presenting In Concert on Thursday evenings in April 2010.

On 1 February 2011, it was announced that Whiley would be leaving BBC Radio 1 after 17 years of broadcasting to join BBC Radio 2, where she would present an evening show from Mondays – to Thursdays starting on 4 April 2011, replacing The Radcliffe and Maconie Show.

Radcliffe and Maconie would, in turn, move to BBC Radio 6 Music while Whiley’s Radio 1 show would be taken over by Huw Stephens. Since 2011, she has co-hosted Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park. In March 2012, the BBC announced that as part of the broadcaster’s celebration of the 20th anniversary of Britpop, Whiley and Lamacq would present a week of Evening Sessions on Radio 2 from 7 April.

In January 2018 it was announced that Whiley would join daytime on a drivetime show with Simon Mayo. This is the first time a woman had co-presented a Radio 2 daytime show in 20 years. On 22 October that year, the station announced that Mayo would be leaving Radio 2 after a backlash against the change, with Whiley moving back to an evening slot.

Jo Whiley TV Show

Whiley presents televised coverage of major music festivals, such as the Glastonbury Festival. She also narrated the BBC Three series, Little Angels. In October 2007 she became a judge on the T4 (Channel 4) show Orange unsigned which searches for a band trying to get a record deal. Jo has recently begun hosting a music TV show on the music channel TMF.

From late 1998, Whiley hosted her own music discussion show on Channel 4, called The Jo Whiley Show, which ran for four series until late 2001. On 15 March 2010, Whiley presented an edition of the Panorama documentary strand titled Are the Net Police Coming for You? in which she looked at the Digital Economy Bill, a proposed new law targeting people who download music illegally from the Internet.

Jo Whiley Glastonbury

Whiley is back after her weekend at Worthy Farm with some of her picks of the best of the weekend. She also has another Certain Romance a tale of love told to us by a famous friend of the show.

Plus Whiley’s a handpicked selection of her favorite new music from all genres of the musical spectrum and quality vintage songs too. And whether you’re picking up or dropping off, Whiley provides the soundtrack for the Taxi Service.

Frequently Asked Questions About Jo Whiley

Who is Jo Whiley?

Whiley is an English radio DJ and TV presenter. Whiley was the host of the long-running weekday later weekend Jo Whiley Show on BBC Radio 1. She now currently presents her weekday evening Radio 2 show.

How old is Jo Whiley?

Whiley is an American national born on July 4, 1965, in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.

How tall is Jo Whiley?

Whiley stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.67m).

Is Jo Whiley married?

Yes, Whiley is married to Steve Morton. They got married in 1991 and together they have four children. The couple resides in Northamptonshire, England together with their children.

How much is Jo Whiley worth?

Whiley has an approximate net worth of $11 million dollars. This amount has been accrued from her leading roles in the journalism industry.

How much does Jo Whiley make?

According to our reliable sources, Whiley’s annual salary is currently under review. Nevertheless, we are keeping tabs and will update you once this information is available.

Where does Jo Whiley live?

Whiley is a resident of Northamptonshire, England, we shall upload pictures of her house as soon as we have them.

Is Jo Whiley dead or alive?

Whiley is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of her being sick or having any health-related issues.

Where is Jo Whiley Now?

Whiley is pursuing her career in journalism. She is working as a radio presenter and DJ at BBC Radio.

Jo Whiley Social Media Contacts

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