Jane Hill returned to BBC News this afternoon following a six month break.
The reason Jane was missing in action was unknown until she thanked NHS staff in a tweet earlier this evening.
“Big day today. On air for the first time since November. Still… 6 months out of the newsroom… that’s been plenty of time to sort #Brexit, right…? See you for BBC News at One,” said Jane.
“Overwhelmed by so many lovely back-to-work messages.
“I just want to say that my return wouldn’t have been possible without our NHS. Sending love & thanks to the numerous @NHSuk staff who spotted my breast cancer, treated it, and continue to look after me. Thank you all.”
Jane started her BBC career in BBC Local Radio and joined the corporation full time in 1991. She was a producer on BBC Radio Five Live for 18 months from its launch and then moved into television after completing the BBC Regional News Trainee Scheme.
Jane has been at BBC News Channel since its launch in 1997 and in her time there has covered a wide range of stories. Jane has also presented bulletins on BBC One.