Janette Ballard is a television producer at the BBC in the U.K. She works in current affairs making long format programs and documentaries.
Ballard worked for BBC Northern Ireland for five years creating half hour documentaries on a wide range of subjects including terrorism, politics, international development, and human interest. She then moved to Panorama, the BBC’s flagship current affairs program, in London. There her work included examining government policy towards children and crime, undercover investigations into care for the elderly, hospital cleanliness, and raising sensitive and ethical questions about the survival and care of premature babies.
Recently Ballard returned to BBC Northern Ireland. There she produced a series of programs involving dialogue between victims and perpetrators of the Northern Ireland conflict as well as discussion programs for BBC Four.
Ballard has an English father and a Dutch mother. Proud of being born in Wales, she was educated in the U.K. until she attended the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her MA. She lives in London.