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Kirsty Wark is one of Britain's most experienced television journalists. 

She has presented the BBC's flagship nightly current affairs show Newsnight for nearly 25 years. Kirsty also presents the annual Royal Academy summer exhibition programme on BBC2 and she hosted The Review Show for over a decade. Kirsty has conducted long form interviews with everyone from Margaret Thatcher to Madonna, Harold Pinter to Pete Doherty, Damian Hirst to George Clooney and the likes of Toni Morrison, Donna Tartt and Philip Roth.

Aside from News and Arts presenting, Kirsty fronted the critically acclaimed BBC 2 documentary Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes and her documentary The Insider’s Guide To Menopause which aired on BBC Scotland. She also reached the final in Celebrity Masterchef.

She has made cameo appearances in a range of television dramas, radio programmes and films including Dr Who, Absolutely Fabulous, The IT Crowd and Spooks.

Kirsty has won several major awards for her work including BAFTA Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting, Journalist of the Year and Best Television Presenter.

Born in Dumfries she is married to Alan Clements and has two children. Her debut novel, The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle was published in 2014 and her second novel The House by the Loch is out in 2019.

 

SPECIALIST AREAS

ARTS
Author, presenter of BBC Review Show, Edinburgh Festival, Royal Academy Summer exhibition. 

FOOD & DRINK
Finalist on Masterchef, The Food Quiz, passionate cook. 

POLITICS
Newsnight, Blurred Lines.