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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 April 1970Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Nickname Krish
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Krishnan Guru-Murthy is one of the main anchors of Channel 4 News. He has reported and presented much of Channel 4's special coverage of major news events from the Omagh bombing in 1998 to September 11th 2001 and from the Iraq War of 2003 to the Mumbai attacks of 2008. From 2003 to 2009 he was also the main anchor of News at Noon and before that the political programme Powerhouse. He has covered five general elections in Britain as well as several around the world, is one of Britain's top political interviewers and presents much of Channel 4's special political programming such as the Ask the Chancellors debate in the 2010 election campaign and How to Save a Hundred Billion pounds.

He joined Channel 4 in 1998 after ten years at the BBC presenting, reporting and producing on a variety of programmes from Newsnight to Newsround covering everything from wars and disasters to politics and pop music. He was also part of the live reporting team for The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.

His broadcasting career started in his gap year before Oxford University when an appearance on BBC 2's youth discussion programme Open to Question led to him taking over as the programme's presenter. He went on to other youth programmes such as Reportage.

Krishnan has presented a variety of other successful series and one-off programmes for Channel 4's Science department including The Operation : Surgery Live, The Autopsy, Britain's Deadliest Addictions and Going Cold Turkey. In the Current Affairs department he has presented The TV Show and reported for Dispatches. He has also presented radio programmes for LBC and BBC Radio 4, and written for a variety of newspapers.

Krishnan has also appeared in a variety of entertainment and comedy programmes including 8 out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News for You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Bremner, Bird and Fortune. He also presented The National Lottery Live.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Noel Gay

Trivia (2)

Brother of Geeta Guru-Murthy
Married to Lisa and father of two.

Personal Quotes (1)

[in 2014] There is this sense of national panic at the moment that began probably with the Jimmy Savile scandal and has gone through all the high profile figures that have followed. Inevitably people are led to think there is a paedophile around every corner.

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