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BBC editor defends his remarks about female presenters

The editor of Radio 4's Today programme has defended his remarks about female presenters — saying he was misrepresented.

Ceri Thomas was reported to have said that female reporters were too thin-skinned for the flagship BBC news programme.

But writing in the Guardian newspaper, he said: “I did say we don't have enough women on Today, as presenters, reporters or guests. I said the main reason is that we're part of a wider BBC and a wider news world, in which women have not been well represented in senior positions. I said that was changing and that those changes would feed through into Today.”

Sarah Montague is the Today programme's only female anchor.

Belfast Telegraph