BBC director general George Entwistle has called for the station's early morning on-air gender imbalance to change
from: The Guardian, Friday 28 September 2012 18.52 BST
Fewer than one in five people appearing on Radio 4's Today programme are women – a proportion that underlines why this month new BBC director general George Entwistle used his first week in the job to call for the station's early morning on-air gender imbalance to change.
An average of 18.5% of reporters and guests appearing on Today were female, according to Guardian research, as measured over four weeks in June and July. That is only up marginally from the 16.6% recorded in a similar period in 2011, the first time the gender divide was analysed.