Kirsty Wark

BBC Presenter

Kirsty Wark is one of Britain's most highly regarded and versatile television presenters. She has been an anchor on Newsnight for over fourteen years and during that time has also made a number of documentary series and hosted many live outside broadcasts.

"One of the UK's most formidable and versatile television journalists"

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  • Current Affairs
  • Facilitator
  • Host
  • Interviews


She presents in English.

How she presents

Kirsty is used to the pressures of working on television. She is a relaxed and competent presenter equally at home whether facilitating a large conference or speaking knowledgeable about current affairs.

In Detail

In 2021, she was one of the main presenters of the BBC's local and mayoral election results coverage, reporting from Edinburgh. She is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4 who has been presenting the popular series The Reunion since 2020 and occasionally presents Start the Week. As one of the BBC's longest-serving presenters, Kirsty has worked on many programs, including Tales from Old Europe (2006), The Book Quiz (2008), A Question of Genius (2009-2010) and A Question of Taste (2011). In 2017, Kirsty was granted a Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellowship. She is the recipient of the 1993 Journalist of the Tear and 1997 Best Television Presenter BAFTA Scotland awards.


Kirsty is well-known for her excellent interviewing techniques. She is a calm and collected presenter who is used to bringing out the best in everyone under pressure. She is one of the UK's most highly regarded and versatile presenters and is a superb conference facilitator and awards host.


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