Kirsty Wark

Leading Current Affairs & Culture Commentator

Speaker Themes

  • Global current affairs
  • Arts and culture
  • Presenter, moderator and hist

Travels from

London or Glasgow, UK


Kirsty Wark is one of Britain’s most experienced broadcast journalists.

She has presented the BBC’s flagship weekly current affairs show Newsnight for 25 years. Kirsty has also hosted the ground-breaking Late Show, Election specials and live stadium events.

Kirsty presented The Review Show for over a decade. She has conducted long form interviews with everyone from Margaret Thatcher, Madonna, Harold Pinter to Pete Doherty, Damian Hirst to George Clooney and the likes of Toni Morrison, Donna Tartt and Philip Roth.

She has fronted many documentaries for BBC Television including the critically acclaimed Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes. This year, she fronted The Insider’s Guide To Menopause which aired on BBC Scotland and iPlayer.

Kirsty has made cameo appearances in a range of television dramas, radio programmes and films including Dr Who, Absolutely FabulousThe IT CrowdSpooks. She also reached the final in Celebrity Masterchef and hosted A Question of Taste for BBC2.

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 and educated in Kilmarnock, she is married to Alan Clements and has two children. Her debut novel, The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle, was published in 2014. She is currently writing her second novel.

Kirsty’s extensive corporate portfolio ranges from facilitating conferences, after-dinner speaking, and hosting award ceremonies, to presenting in-house videos and voiceovers for clients including Proctor & Gamble, The Marketing Society, Investec, Glenfiddich, Lloyds TSB, Statoil, UBM (United Business Media), RSA Arts Council, Deutsche Bank Cambridge MIT-Institute, Pro-manchester, NHS, and The Rolex Mentor and Protégé and Arts Initiative.

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