Jilly was born in Widnes. She graduated from London University with a degree in English, French and history of art. In October and November 1980, she was a BBC Radio 4 announcer. She was also a local radio presenter at Two Counties Radio in Bournemouth. In 1982, Jilly’s first TV presenting job was with TSW as a newsreader. She also worked in the United States on an exchange programme with WRAL TV in North Carolina, where she anchored the news show and their anniversary state specials.
Jilly was a news presenter on Breakfast Time (BBC One, 1989) and a relief BBC TV newsreader on the hourly news summaries (29th June 1989 – 27th September 1989 and 2nd January 1990 – 2nd February 1990). She moved to ITN, where she presented overnight bulletins for ITV, as well as Channel Four Daily. She also presented ITV Telethon.
She returned to BBC Radio 4 as an announcer (1991 – 1992). In 1995, Jilly set up Carter Communications, a media skills company. She is a senior consultant at Commcore Consulting Group.
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Jilly reads the 9am daytime BBC One news update (starts at 00:25:32).
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