Fenella joined the BBC straight from school as a trainee secretary.
From there she worked in television production until BBC Radio 4 took her on as a trainee announcer.
She then turned freelance, working in commercial radio and television as a presenter and doing voice-overs.
Fenella later took time off for a while to set up a venture selling African crafts and circus paraphernalia.
Her hobbies are travel, food, diving and DIY (not necessarily at the same time) as well as long walks with her two rescue dogs.