Journalist and broadcaster, Kirsty Wark, has been the face of BBC Two’s news for three decades. Direct and unafraid to ask the hard questions, Kirsty’s interview technique is what makes her such a popular on air host, combined with her compassionate and positive nature. As a speaker, Kirsty is ideally suited to hosting events thanks to her decades of presenting experience, or as keynote speaker, discussing current affairs and her career in the industry.
Best known as the long standing presenter of BBC’s Newsnight, Kirsty has held the position since 1993, making her one of the most recognisable television journalists. Reporting on current affairs and the daily news update, she has interviewed influential people, shared breaking updates and is a reliable reporter for viewers. From the success of her fronting Newsnight, Kirsty began presenting the spin off show The Review Show in 2002, which was focused on the arts, proving Kirsty’s diversity.
Prior to rising to prominence on Newsnight, Kirsty Wark was a researcher for the BBC Radio Scotland, before moving into producing the morning news for Scotland. Getting her first role in front of the camera as a presenter for Reporting Scotland, she continued to be a popular broadcaster in Scotland, appearing on a number of programmes including Seven Days and Scottish Questions, before breaking into national news shows.
As a famous face from the BBC, Kirsty Wark’s enjoyed a number of other television opportunities thanks to her likeable personality and expert journalism. From ‘The Insiders Guide to Menopause’, to the critically acclaimed ‘Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes’ Kirsty has made a number of hard hitting documentaries. For her continued service to the BBC, Kirsty received the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting, as well as the Best Television Presenter, a testament to her impressive career in the industry.
Expect nothing less than the utmost professionalism, relevant research and factual presentations, from Kirsty Wark as an event host and keynote speaker. Whether you require an expert to help your business understand the current politics, business and global news implications or a fascinating speaker with a devoted career to discuss, Kirsty Wark will rise to the occasion and leave a lasting impression.