BBC News anchor Jane Hill has outed herself as lesbian.

In an interview released Tuesday in the BBC's internal weekly publication Ariel, Hill opened up about her relationship with her girlfriend, Sara. The couple have been together about a year and live with their dog Mavis.

“Everyone has known for years that Jane is gay,” a colleague said.

“She hasn't made a secret of it at the BBC and although she had other girlfriends over the years, this one seem to be the one.”

Hill, 40, co-anchors the BBC's News Channel and has worked on many high-profile stories, including Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and the inauguration of Barack Obama. She earned a degree in politics from the London University.