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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. 

Kirsty Young is one of UK's top broadcasters. The voice of Dessert Island discs, original face Channel 5 News, and former presenter of 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. 

Kirsty was absolutely great. Everyone loved her...And we have had the most fantastic , apparently neverending, publicity.

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. 

In January 2008 Kirsty became the host of one of BBC1's flagship programmes – Crimewatch, a role which she held until 2015. 

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. 

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


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What people said about Kirsty Young

She was absolutely delightful, and really resonated with our audience. We were delighted with Kirsty's hosting.
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