Kirsty Young Biography
Current / Past Roles & Positions
- Winner of numerous awards including the Sir James Carreras Award for Outstanding New Talent of 1997 and Newscaster of the Year at the TRIC (Television & Radio Industries Club) Awards.
- Host of Popular Radio 4 programme ‘Desert Island Discs’ since 2006
- Regular guest presenter for ‘Have I Got News for You’ and also stands in on occasion on Radio 2 for Jeremy Vine and Michael Parkinson
- Previous TV credits include Drivetime, Scotland Today, Kirsty, and most importantly, 10 years as head anchor on the Channel 5 Five News program