Murray, a radical feminist , is currently best known as a presenter on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, which she joined in 1987. She also presents Radio 4's The Message, and was formerly a presenter on the Today programme. In 1999 she was appointed an OBE for services to broadcasting.
On December 21, 2006, Jenni Murray announced at the end of Woman's Hour that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She informed her audience that her prognosis was good; she did indeed return early in 2007. She reported that the most emotionally upsetting moment was losing her hair, and used this as an item on the centrality of hair to definitions of femininity
In November 2007 it was announced that Jenni had become the Patron of British medical research charity, Breast Cancer Campaign.