Six journalists in Queen's Birthday Honours list include Janet Street-Porter, Melanie Reid and John Micklethwait

Six journalists have been recognised for their service to the industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, including Loose Women star Janet Street-Porter.

The famously outspoken journalist and television personality has been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) alongside John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News.

Street-Porter was editor-at-large of the Independent on Sunday, where she was editor for four years from 1999, and writes columns for the i on Saturday and the Daily Mail.  She has been in television since the 1970s, beginning as a reporter for London Weekend Television.

The 69-year-old, born in Bretford, has been recognised for services to journalism and broadcasting.

Micklethwait, who was editor-in-chief of The Economist from 2006 until moving to Bloomberg last year, has been awarded for services to journalism and economics.

Another four journalists have been named as Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the list, announced this month.

They include Times journalist Melanie Reid, who is awarded for services to journalism and people with disabilities after she was paralysed in a horse riding accident five years ago.

Sports journalist and Women in Football charity co-founder Anna Kessel, who is awarded for services to Journalism and women’s sport.

Mike Butcher, editor-at-large of technology news and company profiling website TechCrunch, who is awarded for services to technology and journalism.

And Catherine Slessor, lately editor at The Architectural Review, who is recognised for services to architectural journalism.

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