Harriet Cass was born in London and has lived there all her life. She has worked for BBC Radio 4 as a newsreader and continuity announcer, was the Radio 4 Presentation Editor for a time, and has also read the news on BBC World Service.
She has been a reporter and presenter for Today in Parliament, a Chief Sub-Editor in the BBC Radio Newsroom, and a BBC Television News Director.
She regularly reads the news cuttings on The News Quiz. She presented her Pick of the Year on Radio 4 on Christmas Day, 2012.
Early on in her career, Harriet also discovered that she can be heard at the beginning of the Pink Floyd album, The Final Cut.