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Kirsty Young

Kirsty Young is instantly recognisable; be it as the voice of the iconic Desert Island Discs or BBC Radio, or as former news broadcaster for Channel 5, ITN and host of Crimewatch. Kirsty's breadth of experience makes her a perfect choice of awards host or conference facilitator for any event. 

If you are interested in booking Kirsty Young for your live event or require any additional information regarding Kirsty Young then please fill in the enquiry form and one of the Speakers Corner booking agents will contact you within 24 hours.

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Kirsty Young Biography

Kirsty Young is one of the country’s top broadcasters. In 2006 she took over BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs and has also presented Crimewatch. Kirsty is a fabulous awards host and presenter for corporate events.

Kirsty was the face of FIVE for ten years, and presented a number of news specials and documentaries for the channel, including MEET THE PRIME MINISTER, and GORDON BROWN MEETS THE TEN YEAR OLDS

Kirsty regularly hosts BBC2's HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU.

Kirsty Young is the presenter of the long-running BBC Radio Four programme Desert Island Discs. She won the role in October 2006 and has interviewed a varied selection of guests including Yoko Ono and Ricky Gervais. She is currently presenting the documentary series The British Family on Monday nights on BBC1.

In January 2008 Kirsty became the host of one of BBC1's flagship programmes - Crimewatch.

Kirsty is well known...

Kirsty Young is one of the country’s top broadcasters. In 2006 she took over BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs and has also presented Crimewatch. Kirsty is a fabulous awards host and presenter for corporate events.

Kirsty was the face of FIVE for ten years, and presented a number of news specials and documentaries for the channel, including MEET THE PRIME MINISTER, and GORDON BROWN MEETS THE TEN YEAR OLDS

Kirsty regularly hosts BBC2's HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU.

Kirsty Young is the presenter of the long-running BBC Radio Four programme Desert Island Discs. She won the role in October 2006 and has interviewed a varied selection of guests including Yoko Ono and Ricky Gervais. She is currently presenting the documentary series The British Family on Monday nights on BBC1.

In January 2008 Kirsty became the host of one of BBC1's flagship programmes - Crimewatch.

Kirsty is well known for being one of the country’s top newscasters. Young was the launch presenter for Five's groundbreaking Five News in 1997 fronting the show every weekday evening. During Kirsty's time at Five she received the prestigious Sir James Carreras Award for Outstanding New Talent of 1997 at the 46th Variety Club Showbusiness Awards and Newscaster of the Year at the TRIC (Television & Radio Industries Club) Awards.

At ITN Kirsty presented ITV’s News at Ten, ITV Evening News and Lunchtime News. She was the sole-anchor for the live coverage of 9/11 for five hours for ITV. She also hosted a range of primetime programmes for the network including Rat Trap, The People Versus and What will They Think of Next?

Kirsty Young returned to Five on January 14, 2002 as the station’s main news anchor and presented her last bulletin on the 29th August 2007 ten years after first appearing on Five.

In recent years Kirsty has been a regular guest host of BBC2's popular panel show Have I Got News For You.

Kirsty Young's journalistic career began in 1989 as a newsreader for BBC Radio Scotland where she also presented its Drivetime show. In 1992 she moved to Scottish Television where she was the presenter of Scotland Today at Lunchtime and Scotland Today - the channel's midday and evening news programmes.

From 1994-95 she was the host of Kirsty, a bi-weekly live discussion programme on the week's hot topics, on STV. For STV she also presented Late Edition, a live, late-night entertainment and music show.

Kirsty was born in Glasgow, Scotland and brought up in Stirling. She is married and has two daughters Freya and Iona.

Kirsty makes a fabulous awards host & conference facilitator at any live corporate event.

For further information or to book Kirsty Young, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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  • Excellent. Will certainly use again when sourcing a speaker for future conferences and events. Amdis

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