Before finding success as a Radio 1 DJ, Jo was a waitress at the Escape public house.
Jo was crowned DJ of the Year at the Sony Radio Awards.
Jo plays an active part in Mencap a society who believe that people with a learning disability should have equal rights and chances in society.
Jo volunteered at an Oxfam music shop recently to show her support in stopping poverty.
Jo has a departure lounge at Newquay Airport named after her.
Jo also presents 'In New Music We Trust' on Wednesday's between 9pm-10pm
Jo says her husband calls her Mr Magoo "because I just blunder through life making mistakes left right and centre."
Jo's mum was originally a postmistress and her father an electrician but he gave it up to look after her children full time.
Although thought to be otherwise, Jo is only 5 foot.
Blackpool Airport named one of their planes after Jo. The decision came after a campaign from Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills who wanted her name used in airports.
Jo crushed her fellow Radio 1 Dj Scott Mill's car as part of a feature on his show. She was filmed in a tank crushing his car.
A compilation of Jo Whiley's Live Lounge was released on 16th October 2006.
Jo has a number of features on her radio show including 7 Song Shuffle, The Live Lounge and Changing Tracks.
Whiley is married to Virgin Records executive Steve Morton.
Whiley is a television presenter and presents televised coverage of major music festivals, such as the Glastonbury Festival. She also narrated the BBC3 series, Little Angels.
Whiley is good friends with the frontman to the band The Streets, Mike Skinner, who jokingly stole a microphone from her to record an album.
Jo host the 10am - 1pm show weekdays which includes the Live Lounge.
Jo joined Radio 1 in 1993 after various television jobs.
Jo is known to host her radio show in barefoot.
Jo Whiley: I suppose my look is a bit thrown-together, with a touch of sophistication. Even though my style is eclectic, I can't do vintage shopping but I have ultimate respect for those who can. I have a strong sense of self when it comes to choosing clothes, but have learned through experience that stylists can be useful on occasions.
Jo: I genuinely do give a damn about wanting to see an end to extreme poverty.
Jo: There's no excuse for changing in the face of fame.
Jo Whiley: Chris Martin came and read a bedtime story to my daughter India who was about five at the time - that was a sweet moment.