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Tuesday, 13 August, 2002, 11:27 GMT 12:27 UK
Kirsty Wark
Kirsty Wark - Presenter
Kirsty Wark joined the BBC in 1976 as a graduate researcher for BBC Radio Scotland. In 1982, Kirsty moved across to BBC Television in Scotland as a director and producer and later as a presenter.

As BBC Scotland's main presenter on all its political programmes and election specials, Kirsty has interviewed many top politicians, but her most memorable interview was in 1990 when she conducted a headline-making interview with the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.

In the late eighties Kirsty presented BBC-1's 'Breakfast Time', and she also presented editions of 'The Late Show'. In the past few years, Kirsty has presented 'Upfront', BBC Scotland's weekly political programme and chaired the monthly studio debate, 'Axiom'.

Kirsty joined BBC-2's 'Newsnight' in October 1993. In 1997, she won the BAFTA Scotland, Best Television Presenter Award. The BBC's Rough Justice programme signed Kirsty as presenter in Feb 1998. Since 2001 Kirsty has presented Newsnight Review.

She also presents many BBC Arts programmes including 'Omnibus'.

Kirsty is married to the independent producer Alan Clements and they have two children.


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