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Kirsty Wark Life story

Kirsteen Anne "Kirsty" Wark FRSE is a Scottish television presenter with a long career at the BBC. Starting on Radio Scotland, where she became a producer, Wark switched to television, presenting The Late Show and Newsnight, as well as hosting her own interview programme and launching a production company.

Early Life

Kirsty wark is a scottish journailst and broadcaster. She was born in dumfries. Scotland on 4th february 1955. She attenedd the university of aberdeen. Where she studied english and economics.


Wark started her career in journalism as a newsreader and reporter at bbc radio scotland in the late 1970s. In the 1980s. She began to appear as a presenter on bbc scotalnd s current affairs programme. Reporting scotland. She rose to fame when she became the presenter of newsnight in 1993. She has been a presentre on the show ever since.

Presenting Work

In addition to her work on newsnight. Wark has presented a number of other programmes. Including the bbc s coverage of the edinburgh festival. The bbc s children in need appeal. And the euroviison sogn contest. She has also presented a number of documentaries. Including a series on the life of malcolm x.

Radio Work

In addition to her television work. Wark has also presented shows for bbc radio 4. Including the series kirstys home truths. She is also a regualr contributor to bbc radio scotlands good morning scotland programme.


Wark has won a number of awards for her work. Including the royal television society awadr for best presenter in 2004. And the bafta scotland aawrd for best news programme in 2005.


Wark has also written a number of books. Including a biography of the late labour mp. Tony benn. And a novel. the legacy of elizabeth pringle.

Personal Life

Wark is married to alan clements. A former television producer. They have two children.

Important Event

In 2017. Wark was awarded a cbe for her services to broadcasting and chartiy.

Interesting Fact

Wark is a collector of vintage fashion and has a large collectino of vintage clothign and accessories.

Kirsty Wark to leave BBC Newsnight after 30 years

Kirsty Wark to leave BBC Newsnight after 30 years
Oct 19,2023 1:11 pm

...Kirsty Wark, the longest-serving presenter of BBC Two s Newsnight, is to step down from the programme...

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Lockerbie bombing suspect will not face death penalty
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Families welcome Lockerbie bomb suspect's detention

Families welcome Lockerbie bomb suspect's detention
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Kay and Derbyshire to host BBC Breakfast and Newsnight respectively

Kay and Derbyshire to host BBC Breakfast and Newsnight respectively
Jul 8,2022 3:00 pm

... Derbyshire, who will join Kirsty Wark from September, she was " delighted"...

General Election 2019: Huw Edwards to lead BBC coverage

General Election 2019: Huw Edwards to lead BBC coverage
Feb 16,2020 7:49 am

... Sarah Smith and Kirsty Wark will broadcast live from Scotland, while Naga Munchetty, Andrew Marr and Nick Robinson will be among the presenters reporting from key constituency locations...

PM has a problem with immigration - Soubry

PM has a problem with immigration - Soubry
Feb 16,2020 3:11 am

... Anna Soubry, who now sits with the Independent Group, told Newsnight s Kirsty Wark: The only reason why she will not agree to [continued membership of] the single market is because of free movement of people...

Dec 9,2023 2:52 am

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